Tag: Sustainable intensification

Effect of different mulching materials on maize growth and yield in conservation agriculture systems of sub-humid Zimbabwe

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....

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Long term effect of conservation agriculture in maize rotations on total organic carbon, physical and biological properties of a sandy loam soil in north-western Indo-Gangetic Plains

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...

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Bio-energy, water-use efficiency and economics of maize-wheat-mungbean system under precision-conservation agriculture in semi-arid agro-ecosystem

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....

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Effects of relay cover crop planting date on their biomass and maize productivity in a sub-humid region of Zimbabwe under conservation agriculture

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....

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Fertilization strategies in Conservation Agriculture systems with Maize-Legume cover crops rotations in Southern Africa

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,...

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Does closing knowledge gaps close yield gaps? On-farm conservation agriculture trials and adoption dynamics in three smallholder farming areas in Zimbabwe

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...

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Quantifying changes to the global warming potential of rice wheat systems with the adoption of conservation agriculture in northwestern India

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...

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Effects of conservation agriculture on crop productivity and water-use efficiency under an irrigated pigeonpea–wheat cropping system in the western Indo-Gangetic Plains

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...

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