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Effect of different mulching materials on maize growth and yield in conservation agriculture systems of sub-humid Zimbabwe
(AIMS Press, 2016)
The introduction of conservation agriculture (CA) for smallholders increased the competition for crop residues between crop and livestock enterprises of the mixed smallholder farming system. Smallholders practicing CA have ...
Impact of adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on total maize production in south Eastern Zimbabwe
(Taylor & Francis, *2019)
Drought is a huge limiting factor in maize production, mainly in the rain-fed agriculture of sub-Saharan Africa. In response to this threat, drought-tolerant (DT) maize varieties have been developed with an aim to ensure ...
Response of maize (Zea mays L.) secondary growth parameters to conservation agriculture and conventional tillage systems in Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2016)
Previous, research focused mainly on the effects of conservation agriculture (CA) and conventional practices (CP) on crop yield mostly. A study was conducted at five sites in Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2014 to investigate effects ...
Multi-site, multi-season field tests demostrate that herbicide seed-coating herbicide-resitance maize controls Striga spp. and increases yields in several African countries
Plant parasitic Striga (witchweed) species have not been controlled in susceptible host crops prior to exerting damage. High dose, localized herbicide levels can be applied on or near maize seed bearing acetolactate synthase ...
Modeling preference and willingness to pay for Drought Tolerance (DT) in maize in rural Zimbabwe
Maize plays a leading role in the food security of millions in southern Africa, yet it is highly vulnerable to the moisture stress brought about by the erratic rainfall patterns that characterize weather systems in the ...
Evidence and lessons learned from Long-Term On-Farm Research on Conservation Agriculture Systems in communities in Malawi and Zimbabwe
A long-term study was carried out in the Zidyana Extension Planning Area (EPA), Malawi and in the Zimuto Communal Area, Zimbabwe, to evaluate the effect of different conservation agriculture (CA) systems on crop productivity, ...
Assessing the effectiveness of a technical assistance program: The case of maize seed relief to vulnerable households in Zimbabwe
The recent economic downturn in Zimbabwe impoverished the majority of households. To assist vulnerable rural households improve their food security, the British Department for International Development implemented a seed ...
Phenotyping conservation agriculture management effects on ground and aerial remote sensing assessments of maize hybrids performance in Zimbabwe
In the coming decades, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faces challenges to sustainably increase food production while keeping pace with continued population growth. Conservation agriculture (CA) has been proposed to enhance soil ...