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Weed control in conservation agriculture systems of Zimbabwe: Identifying economical best strategies
Weed management under conservation agriculture (CA), especially when manually controlled is one of the major setbacks for the widespread adoption of CA in southern Africa. This study was conducted at three on-station and ...
Maize-based conservation agriculture systems in Malawi : Long-term trends in productivity
In Malawi and throughout much of Africa, maize yields have declined over the past several decades due to continuous cultivation, often in monocropping with little or no inputs. As a result, soil degradation has been ...
Cumulative effects of reduced tillage and mulching on soil properties under semi-arid conditions
Declining soil productivity is one of the greatest challenges facing smallholder agriculture. This study assessed effects of reduced tillage and mulching on soil organic carbon, bulk density, infiltration and maize yield. ...