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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 ...
Conservation agriculture with trees amplifies negative effects of reduced tillage on maize performance in East Africa
Conservation agriculture (CA) is widely promoted in sub-Saharan Africa both in open fields and in agroforestry where the practice is known as ‘conservation agriculture with trees’ (CAWT). Although advantages and disadvantages ...
Assessing soil properties and nutrient availability under conservation agriculture practices in a reclaimed sodic soil in cereal-based systems of North-West India
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Soil quality degradation associated with resources scarcity is the major concern for the sustainability of conventional rice-wheat system in South Asia. Replacement of conventional management practices with conservation ...
Effects of crop residues and reduced tillage on macrofauna abundance
Conservation agriculture is promoted to safeguard resilient properties of soils and to reclaim degraded arable lands. This is achieved through creating necessary conditions for fauna recolonisation. A study was carried out ...
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 ...
Conservation agriculture and breeding for sustainable wheat production in Kazakhstan
(Bahri Dağdaş Bitkisel Araştırma Dergisi, 2014)
CIMMYT and Kazakhstan collaborative activities on wheat improvement are focused in the following main areas: a) Wheat germplasm enhancement: Kazakhstan- Siberian Network on Wheat Improvement (KASIB) and Shuttle Breeding ...
Evaluation of the effects of mulch on optimum sowing date andirrigation management of zero till wheat in central Punjab, India using APSIM
Machinery for sowing wheat directly into rice residues has become more common in the rice-wheatsystems of the north-west Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia, with increasing numbers of farmers nowpotentially able to access ...
Soil organic carbon changes after seven years of conservation agriculture in a rice–wheat system of the eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Sequestration of soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important strategy to improve soil quality and to mitigate climate change. To investigate changes in SOC under conservation agriculture (CA), we measured SOC concentrations ...
Weed dynamics and conservation agriculture principles : a review
Conservation agriculture (CA) is based on minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover, and crop rotation; it is promoted as a sustainable alternative to systems involving conventional tillage. Adoption of CA changes ...