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Response of maize (Zea mays L.) secondary growth parameters to conservation agriculture and conventional tillage systems in Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2016)
Previous, research focused mainly on the effects of conservation agriculture (CA) and conventional practices (CP) on crop yield mostly. A study was conducted at five sites in Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2014 to investigate effects ...
Identifying pathways for improving household food self-sufficiency outcomes in the Hills of Nepal
(Public Library of Science, 2015)
Maintaining and improving household food self-sufficiency (FSS) in mountain regions is an ongoing challenge. There are many facets to the issue, including comparatively high levels of land fragmentation, challenging terrain ...
Labranza de conservación o conservación de residuos? una evaluación del manejo de los residuos en México
La clave de la labranza de conservacion es el uso de los residuos como mantillo. Sin embargo, existe mucha confusion en relacion al termino labranza de conservacion, entre otras cosas por poner demasiado enfasis en la ...
Effect of different mulching materials on maize growth and yield in conservation agriculture systems of sub-humid Zimbabwe
(AIMS Press, 2016)
The introduction of conservation agriculture (CA) for smallholders increased the competition for crop residues between crop and livestock enterprises of the mixed smallholder farming system. Smallholders practicing CA have ...
Short-term impacts of tillage and fertilizer treatments on soil and root borne nematodes and maize yield in a fine textured cambisol
(Society of Nematologists, 2018)
tc. Conservation agriculture (CA) based on the principles of minimum soil disturbance, crop residue retention, and crop rotation has been the focus of intensive research in recent years. A study was carried out to determine ...
Exploring the potential of household methodologies to strengthen gender equality and improve smallholder livelihoods : research in Malawi in maize-based systems
Household methodologies (HHM) intervene directly in intra-household gender relations to strengthen overall smallholder agency and efficacy as economic agents and development actors. Strengthening women's agency is one ...
Smallholder farmer innovation and contexts in maize-based Conservation Agriculture Systems in Central Malawi
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017)
The increased threat of food insecurity and climate change requires more sustainable ways of agriculture intensification in African smallholder farming systems. Ample evidence confirms that maize-based conservation agriculture ...
Effect of intercropping maize and soybeans on Striga hermonthica parasitism and yield of maize
Striga hermonthica a major biotic constraint to cereal production can be controlled by trap crops. Soybean cultivars vary in ability to stimulate suicidal germination of the weed. An experiment was conducted to select ...
Aggregation and C and N contents of soil organic matter fractions in a permanent raised-bed planting system in the highlands of Central Mexico
Permanent raised bed planting with crop residue retention is a form of conservation agriculture that has been proposed as an alternative to conventional tillage for wheat production systems in the Central Highlands of ...