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Tillage and residue management effects on soil quality in maize and wheat systems in the highlands of Central Mexico
(CIMMYT; Wageningen University, 2008)
Intensively cropped highlands areas in the tropics and sub-tropics are susceptible to erosion and declining soil fertility resulting in unsustainable agriculture. Conservation Agriculture has been proposed as an alternative ...
Effects of conservation tillage on water supply and rainfed maize production in semiarid zones of west-central Mexico
This study analyzes the potential of conservation tillage (CT) for improving maize productivity under a range of soil and rainfall conditions in a semiarid zone of West-Central Mexico, evaluating the consequences of tillage ...
Latin American maize germplasm conservation: regeneration, in situ conservation, core subsets, and prebreeding
This publication describes progress in collaborative efforts to document, characterize, regenerate, and conserve (both in seed banks and on-farm in situ) maize seed collections from the Americas since 1998. Participants ...
The farming systems of the Texizapan watershed, Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico
The main farming systems of the Texizapan watershed in southern Veracruz, Mexico (200-1,640 meters above sea level) were characterized through a formal survey in 1995. Farm-level data included an inventory of resources ...
Farmers' use of improved seed selection practices in Mexican maize: evidence and issues from the Sierra de Santa Marta
The principal advantage of in situ conservation is that it allows adaptive evolutionary processes to continue in the species that are being conserved. For a cultivated crop species, in situ conservation involves farmers' ...
Farmer assessment of velvetbean as a green manure in Veracruz, Mexico: experimentation and expected profits
This study explores factors associated with farmers' decision to experiment with velvetbean (Mucuna spp.), a green manure, as a maize intercrop in three villages of Veracruz, Mexico. To asses whether velvetbean might be ...
Farmers' seed selection practices and maize variety characteristics in a traditionally-based Mexican community
Experimental results and farmers surveys in a Mexican community indicates that farmers' seed selection practices protect the phenological integrity of their maize varieties as they define them, despite numerous factors ...
The maize seed industries of Brazil and Mexico: past performance, current issues and future prospects
This paper describes results of a study of the main factors affecting the development of the maize seed industries in Brazil and Mexico (and, by extension, other developing countries). The authors develop a framework that ...
Intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz
This paper focuses on intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta Region of Veracruz, Mexico. Following a description of the study area, the paper examines the historical forces that have shaped ...
Sustainable improvement of agricultural production systems in the mixteca region of Mexico
With support from the Conrad N. Hilton and Ford Foundations and in collaboration with three Mexican non-governmental organizations, the CIMMYT Natural Resources Group (NRG) worked with small-scale farmers in the impoverished, ...