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Increasing wheat yields sustainability through agronomic means
This paper examines common factors that constrain wheat yields: insufficient nutrients (using nitrogen as an example); problems of late planting and poor crop establishment; suboptimal water management; lodging; and weeds. ...
Velvetbean: A "new" plant with a history
Velvetbean (Mucuna spp.), a vigorous climbing legume of Asian origin, is prominent among the plants currently promoted for use as a green manure and cover crop in the humid tropics. What is not so well known, however, is ...
Gorras y sombreros : caminos hacia la colaboración entre técnicos y campesinos. Memoria del taller sobre los métodos participativos de investigación y extensión aplicados a las tecnologías basadas en abonos verdes
Durante más de 40 años, agricultores de México y América Central han desarrollado y refinado, sin aspavientos. el manejo del frijol terciopelo con el maíz. Las organizaciones no gubernamentales y los grupos de investigación ...
Proceedings of the rice-wheat research end-of-project workshop
(NARC; CIMMYT; Rice-Wheat System Research Consortium, 1998)
This proceedings synthesizes results of six years of research by scientists of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) at sites in the lowlands and mid-hills where the rice-wheat cropping system is important. The ...
The adoption of soil conservation technology in El Salvador: Linking productivity and conservation
Soil conservation practices were successfully disseminated and adopted among farmers in Guaymango, El Salvador, whereas farmers in two similar areas failed to adopt them. Adoption was successful in Guaymango for two reasons. ...
Integration of environmental, agronomic, and economic aspects of fertilizer management
Nitrogen fertilization is a substantial source of nitrogen-containing trace gases that have both regional and global consequences, In the intensive wheat systems of Mexico, typical fertilization practices lead to extremely ...
An economic analysis of the abonera maize production system in the Atlantic Coast of Honduras
This paper compares the economics of the abonera maize production system, in which maize is grown in rotation with a green manure crop (velvetbean, mucuna deeringiana), with traditional bush-fallow cultivation of maize in ...
Transferencia de labranza de conservación para maíz de temporal en Jalisco
(CIMMYT *INIFAP *CIRAD *SDR, 1997)
The impact of conservation tillage on the productivity and stability of maize cropping systems: A case study in Western Mexico
This paper examines the economics of introducing conservation tillage into existing maize cropping systems in the state of Jalisco, in the western part of Mexico. A stochastic cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) of introducing ...