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Adoption and impacts of zero-tillage in the rice-wheat zone of irrigated Punjab, Pakistan
(RWC; CIMMYT, 2007)
This study documents the adoption and impacts of zero-tillage (ZT) wheat in the rice wheat systems of Pakistan’s Punjab province primarily drawing on a detailed empirical survey of 458 rice-wheat farmers. Our random ...
Clasificación y evaluación edafológica de tres sitios experimentales en el altiplano central de México
(Presses agronomiques de Gembloux, 2008)
Conservation agriculture toward sustainable and profitable farming
Global agriculture faces major challenges. In large areas, soil erosion and the loss of fertility progressively reduce crop yields and can lead to land being abandoned and turning to desert. Households, industries, and ...
Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2008
This book is the result of the hard work of 8 CIMMYT trainees who participated in the visiting scientist 2008 Conservation Agriculture Course: "Laying the groundwork for sustainable and productive cropping systems". During ...
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 ...
On-farm legume experimentation to improve soil fertility in the Zimuto communal area, Zimbabwe: farmer perceptions and feedback
Soil fertility is an important limiting factor for smallholder agriculture in southern Africa. In 1999-2002 research was undertaken to identify and evaluate legume technology options for soil fertility improvement within ...
Adoption and impacts of zero-tillage in the rice-wheat zone of irrigated Haryana, India
(RWC; CIMMYT, 2007)
This study documents the adoption and impacts of zero-tillage (ZT) wheat in the rice-wheat systems of India’s Haryana State primarily drawing on a detailed empirical survey of 400 rice-wheat farmers. Our random stratified ...
Soil health and sustainability of the rice-wheat systems of the indo-gangetic plains
(CIMMYT; CABI; Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains, 2004)
The consecutive cropping of wheat after rice is one of the world’s principal agricultural production systems. This system is practised across an area of about 13 million hectares in South Asia and provides food, income and ...
Conservation agriculture and soil carbon sequestration: between myth and farmer reality
Human efforts to produce ever-greater amounts of food leave their mark on the environment. Persistent use of conventional farming practices based on extensive tillage, especially when combined with removal or in situ burning ...