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 resorted to using grass and leaf litter in addition to available crop residues....
Maize-based crop rotations are advocated as alternate to rice-based systems in South Asia due to better suitability for diverse ecologies, higher yields with less water use and more palatable maize fodder compared to rice, and increased demand of maize from piggery and poultry industries. Alternate...
The maize-wheat-mungbean (MWMb) cropping system is being advocated as an alternative to the traditional rice-based cropping systems of north-western Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) to address the issues of energy and nutritional scarcity, residue burning, decline in biomass productivity and water tables....
Authors: Jayne, T.S., Chamberlin, J.; Traub, L.; Sitko, N.J.; Muyanga, M.; Yeboah, K.; Anseeuw, W.; Chapoto, A.; Ayala Wineman; Nkonde, C.; Kachule, R.
Published in: Agricultural Economics, 2016, vol. 47 (supplement), p. 197-214
Mexico is the center of origin of diversification of maize (Zea mays...
Authors: Mhlanga, B.; Cheesman, S.; Maasdorp, B.; Mupangwa, W.; Munyoro, C.; Sithole, C.; Thierfelder, C.
Published in: NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 2016, vol.78, p.93–101.
Relay cropping of cover crops is a strategy of increasing biomass yields and productivity of maize-based systems....
Author(s): Mupangwa, W.; Thierfelder, C.; Ngwira, A.
Published in: In: Experimental Agriculture In press
Multilocation experiments were established to determine the best strategy for using inorganic fertilizer in conservation agriculture (CA) systems that use green manure cover crops, namely sunhemp,...
Authors: Cheesman, S.; Andersson, J.A.; Frossard, E.
Published in: Journal of Agricultural Science, In press.
On-farm demonstration-trials are a common strategy to introduce new technologies to farmers, while simultaneously evaluating these technologies’ performance under farmer conditions. The current...
Authors: Jaleta Debello Moti.; Kassie, M.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye; Tilaye Teklewold; Pradyot Ranjan Jena; Marenya, P.; Erenstein, O.
Published in: Agricultural Economics, 2016, vol.47, p.513-522
Crop management innovations are often not discrete fixed stand-alone options—and their adoption may imply...
Authors: Tirol Padre, A.; Munmun Rai; Kumar, V; Gathala, M.K; Sharma, P.C; Sharma, S; Rakesh Kumar Nagar; Deshwal, S; Singh, L.K; Jat, H.S; Sharma, D.K; Wassmann, R; Jagdish Kumar Ladha.
Published in: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2016, vol. 219, p.125-137
Field trials were conducted...
Authors: Das, T.K.; Bandyopadhyay, K.K; Bhattacharya, R; Sudhishri, S; Sharma, A.R; Behera, U.K; Saharawat, Y.S; Sahoo, P; Pathak, H; Vyas, A.K; Bhar, L.M; Gupta, H.S; Gupta, R.K; Jat, M.L.
Published in: In: Journal of Agricultural Science In press
In search of a suitable resource conservation...