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Global warming potential of agricultural systems with contrasting tillage and residue management in the central highlands of Mexico
Conservation agriculture based on (1) minimal soil movement, (2) retention of rational amounts of crop residue, (3) economically viable crop rotations restores soil fertility. Conservation agriculture improves soil ...
Greenhouse gas emissions under conservation agriculture compared to traditional cultivation of maize in the central highlands of Mexico
In 1991, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) started a field experiment in the rain fed Mexican highlands to investigate conservation agriculture (CA) as a sustainable alternative for conventional ...
The effect of different tillage and residue management practices on soil characteristics, inorganic N dynamics and emissions of N2O, CO2 and CH4 in the central highlands of Mexico: a laboratory study
Conservation agriculture in its version of permanent raised bed planting with crop residue retention increases yields and improves soil characteristics, e.g. aggregate distribution, organic matter content, so it remained ...
Are extracts of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (L.)) and Gliricidia sepium (Jacquin) an alternative to control pests on maize (Zea mays L.)?
Extracts of plants have been used to control pests, but little information exists about how effective they are to limit crop damage, or how they affect plant growth, crop yield and insects. Extracts from Azadirachta indica ...
Bacterial diversity as affected by tillage practice in a raised bed planting system
Carbon and nitrogen dynamics are altered by tillage so it was hypothesized that the composition of the microbial population that control these processes was affected too. Soil was sampled from conventional beds (CB) tilled ...