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Conservation agriculture: global prospects and challenges.

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This book aims to provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art review on various aspects of Conservation Agriculture (CA) by reviewing the past and current research from various regions of the globe so that all others interested in CA could benefit from experiences gained under different agroclimatic and socio-economic conditions across the globe. This review would aid in learning from the past experien...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 26)

Conservation agriculture in the USA.

This chapter discusses the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in the USA. Results are presented of research conducted to investigate the effects of CA on (i) soil quality, (ii) carbon sequestration, (iii) crop yields, (iv) runoff, infiltration, soil water content and soil conservation, (v) climate change adaptation and mitigation, (vi) insect pest and disease dynamics, and (vii) input use efficiency. The economic profitability of CA is also described. Some challenges that hinder the spread of CA in the USA are elaborated.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Conservation agriculture for sustainable and resilient agriculture: global status, prospects and challenges. Author(s): Jat, R. A. Sahrawat, K. L. Kassam, A. H. Friedrich, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 54) Conservation agriculture in Brazil. Author(s): Calegari, A. Araújo, A. G. de Costa, A. Lanillo, R. F. Casão Junior, R. Santos, D. R. dos
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 89) Conservation agriculture on the Canadian prairies. Author(s): Lafond, G. P. Clayton, G. W. Fowler, D. B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 108) Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping. Author(s): Rochecouste, J. F. Crabtree, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 127) Conservation agriculture in Europe. Author(s): Friedrich, T. Kassam, A. Corsi, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 180) Conservation agriculture in South-east Asia. Author(s): Lienhard, P. Boulakia, S. Legoupil, J. C. Gilard, O. Séguy, L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 202) Conservation agriculture in China. Author(s): Li HongWen He Jin Gao HuangWen
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 223) Conservation agriculture in Central Asia. Author(s): Nurbekov, A. Akramkhanov, A. Lamers, J. Kassam, A. Friedrich, T. Raj Gupta Muminjanov, H. Karabayev, M. Sydyk, D. Turok, J. Bekenov, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 248) Conservation agriculture in West Asia. Author(s): Haddad, N. Piggin, C. Haddad, A. Khalil, Y.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 263) Conservation agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa. Author(s): Wall, P. C. Thierfelder, C. Ngwira, A. Govaerts, B. Nyagumbo, I. Baudron, F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 293) Conservation agriculture in North Africa. Author(s): Boulal, H. El-Mourid, M. Ketata, H. Nefzaoui, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 311) Conservation agriculture in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Nana, P. D. Dugué, P. Mkomwa, S. Sansan, J. B. da Essecofy, G. Bougoum, H. Zerbo, I. Ganou, S. Andrieu, N. Douzet, J. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 339) Conservation agriculture in Southern Africa. Author(s): Nyamangara, J. Chikowo, R. Rusinamhodzi, L. Mazvimavi, K.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 352) Conservation agriculture in Argentina. Author(s): Albertengo, J. Belloso, C. Giraudo, M. B. Peiretti, R. Permingeat, H. Wall, L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 375) Summing up. Author(s): Kassam, A. H. Friedrich, T. Jat, R. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Penn State Cooperative Extension, Department of Plant Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 408 ASI Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642598
  • Record Number
  • 20133423248