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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...