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Cover for Conservation agriculture: global prospects and challenges.

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 ...

Author(s)
Jat, R. A.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Kassam, A. H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture for sustainable and resilient agriculture: global status, prospects and challenges.

This chapter discusses the following topics: conservation agriculture as the way forward for sustainable agricultural production; definition and concept of conservation agriculture; and the global history, current status and prospects of conservation agriculture. The chapter also includes reports...

Author(s)
Jat, R. A.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Kassam, A. H.; Friedrich, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil nutrient mapping for on-farm fertility management.

This chapter focuses on soil fertility management issues and the need of soil nutrient mapping for informed decisions. The chapter establishes that for widespread adoption and use of soil testing for the diagnosis and management of plant nutrient deficiencies in the rainfed systems of the SAT...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Krishnappa, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Duiker, S. W.; Thomason, W.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Brazil.

This chapter describes the history and current status of no-tillage and conservation agriculture (CA) in Brazil. The main components of the no-till system are discussed, which include the cover-crop species, crop rotation and their role on weed management. The influence of cover crops, tillage and...

Author(s)
Calegari, A.; Araújo, A. G. de; Costa, A.; Lanillo, R. F.; Casão Junior, R.; Santos, D. R. dos
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture on the Canadian prairies.

This chaper presents some key historical and technological developments that lead to the widespread adoption of conservation agriculture (CA) on the Canadian Prairies. Results are presented of research on the effects of no-tillage on (i) soil quality (physical, chemical and biological), (ii) grain...

Author(s)
Lafond, G. P.; Clayton, G. W.; Fowler, D. B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Australian dryland cropping.

This chapter describes the role of conservation agriculture (CA) in Australian dryland cropping. The advantages and disadvantages of crop stubble retention in Australian agricultural systems, and the benefits of crop rotations are discussed. The current trends in Australian CA practices are also...

Author(s)
Rochecouste, J. F.; Crabtree, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in Europe.

This chapter tries to provide a snapshot of the conservation agriculture (CA) development and adoption in Europe as far as reported. It is based on reports from countries with at least one organization dedicated to CA and member of the European Conservation Agriculture Federation or in some other...

Author(s)
Friedrich, T.; Kassam, A.; Corsi, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in South-east Asia.

This chapter discusses the history and current status of conservation agriculture (CA) in South-east Asia (SEA). The impact of CA systems on (i) soil productivity, (ii) economic returns at field and farm level, and (iii) soil fertility, quality and the environment is described, as well as the weed...

Author(s)
Lienhard, P.; Boulakia, S.; Legoupil, J. C.; Gilard, O.; Séguy, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in China.

This chapter describes the development of conservation agriculture (CA) in China. Results are presented of research on the effects on soil water conservation, soil chemical and physical properties, wind erosion, and crops yields of long-term CA and conventional tillage in the typical cropping areas ...

Author(s)
Li HongWen; He Jin; Gao HuangWen
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter

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