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The problem of soil and land degradation

Author: Thierfelder, C.
Author: Wall, P.C.
Year: 2015-04-21
Abstract: Soil degradation has two major components: the loss of soil through erosion and the loss of soil fertility. Both components lead to progressively lower crop yields, increased costs of production, and may end up in land abandonment and desertification. Soil tillage is the principle cause of degradation of cropped fields. Soil tillage causes rapid breakdown of soil organic matter - the key to soil fertility.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: Technical bulletin
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Type: Newsletter / Bulletin
Country focus: Zimbabwe
Place of Publication: Harare (Zimbabwe)
Pages: 2 pages
Serie Number: No.1
Agrovoc: SOIL
Agrovoc: LAND

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    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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