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The use of the marasha ard plough for conservation agriculture in Northern Ethiopia
Indigenous tillage systems are often undervalued in conservation agriculture (CA). In Ethiopia, since the 1970s there have been several attempts to develop and implement often major modifications to the marasha, the ...
Molecular characterization of soil bacterial communities in contrasting zero tillage systems
It is well known that agricultural practices change the physical and chemical characteristics of soil. As a result, microbial populations can also be affected. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect on soil bacterial ...
Phylogenetic and multivariate analyses to determine the effects of different tillage and residue management practices on soil bacterial communities
Bacterial communities are important not only in the cycling of organic compounds but also in maintaining ecosystems. Specific bacterial groups can be affected as a result of changes in environmental conditions caused by ...
Protocolos para mediciones de plantas en las plataformas de investigación
(MasAgro; CIMMYT, 2017)
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 ...
Short-term effects of conservation agriculture on Vertisols under tef (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter) in the northern Ethiopian highlands
Soil erosion and declining soil quality are the major constraints for crop production and sustainable land management in Ethiopia. A conservation agriculture (CA) experiment was conducted in 2006 at Gumselasa, Northern ...
Conservation agriculture and soil carbon sequestration: between myth and farmer reality
Improving food security, environmental preservation and enhancing livelihood should be the main targets of the innovators of today's farming systems. Conservation agriculture (CA), based on minimum tillage, crop residue ...
Using NDVI and soil quality analysis to assess influence of agronomic management on within-plot spatial variability and factors limiting production
Crop growth and yield are the result of the efficiency of the chosen agricultural management system within the boundaries of the agro-ecological environment. Linking spatial variability in crop performance to differences ...