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The adoption of conservation tillage in a hillside maize production system in Motozintla, Chiapas
Data from a 1994 survey of 82 farmers who grow maize on steep hillsides in Motozintla, Chiapas, provided information on agricultural practices, including the adoption of conservation tillage practices; the profitability ...
Increasing wheat yields sustainability through agronomic means
This paper examines common factors that constrain wheat yields: insufficient nutrients (using nitrogen as an example); problems of late planting and poor crop establishment; suboptimal water management; lodging; and weeds. ...
Soil fertility management research for the maize cropping systems of smallholders in Southern Africa : a review
This paper examines the implications of declining soil fertility for the maize-based cropping systems in southern and eastern Africa. A review of the importance of maize in the region is followed by a description of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Meeting South Asia's future food requirements from rice-wheat cropping systems : priority issues facing researchers in the post-green revolution era
The importance of rice-wheat cropping systems in meeting present and future food needs in South Asia is reviewed. Evidence from a number of factor productivity studies, which analyze yield trends after adjusting for changes ...