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Increasing wheat yields sustainability through agronomic means

Author: Hobbs, P.R.
Author: Sayre, K.D.
Author: Ortíz-Monasterios, I.
Year: 1998
ISSN: 1405-2830
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/534
Abstract: This paper examines common factors that constrain wheat yields: insufficient nutrients (using nitrogen as an example); problems of late planting and poor crop establishment; suboptimal water management; lodging; and weeds. The authors suggest agronomic practices, including tillage practices, rotations, and input management options that can ameliorate important constraints and sustainably improve yields. Examples are drawn largely from rice-wheat systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and from wheat systems in northwestern Mexico. These examples indicate that there is still considerable potential for raising wheat yields in a sustainable manner and meeting rapidly expanding demand for wheat in developing countries.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT NRG Paper
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Type: Article
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: vi, 22 pages
Serie Number: 98-01
Agrovoc: CROP MANAGEMENT
Agrovoc: CROPPING PATTERNS
Agrovoc: FERTILIZER APPLICATION
Agrovoc: INNOVATION ADOPTION
Agrovoc: LODGING
Agrovoc: RESEARCH PROJECTS
Agrovoc: WEED CONTROL
Agrovoc: FARMING SYSTEMS


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  • Sustainable Intensification
    Sustainable intensification agriculture including topics on cropping systems, agronomy, soil, mechanization, precision agriculture, etc.
  • Wheat
    Wheat - breeding, phytopathology, physiology, quality, biotech

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