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No-tillage crop production in the tropics

No-tillage crop production in the tropics

proceedings of a symposium held August 6-7, 1981, at Monrovia, Liberia


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Published by Published for the West African and International Weed Science Societies by the International Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR .
Written in English

  • Tropics
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    • No-tillage -- Tropics -- Congresses.

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      Statementsponsored by the West African Weed Science Society and the International Weed Science Society in collaboration with the West African Rice Development Association ; edited by I.O. Akobundu, A.E. Deutsch.
      SeriesIPPC document ;, 46-B-83
      ContributionsAkobundu, I. O., Deutsch, A. E., West African Weed Science Society., International Weed Science Society., West Africa Rice Development Association.
      LC ClassificationsS604 .N63 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination235 p. :
      Number of Pages235
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2819803M
      LC Control Number83621768

      Conservation tillage is part of a system of crop production designed to minimize soil disturbance, maintain previous crop residue on or near the soil surface and minimize the number of field operations. Weeds primarily are controlled with herbicides and fertilizers are applied in ways that minimize soil disturbance. Conservation tillage seeding equipment often is designed as a "one .   Reducing tillage intensity offers the possibility of moving towards sustainable intensification objectives. Reduced tillage (RT) practices, where the plough is not used, can provide a number of environmental and financial benefits, particularly for soil erosion on harvest year data from the nationally stratified Farm Business Survey Cited by:

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No-tillage cropping systems and concepts have evolved rapidly since the early s and are attracting attention worldwide. The rapid growth and interest is associated with increasing pressures for food production from a fixed land resource base with degrading effects of erosion, soil compaction and other factors becoming more : Springer US.

Proceedings of the No-tillage Project Team meeting, 11–12 April Department of Agriculture New South Wales, Agricultural Research Centre, Tamworth, NSW. Martin RJ, Felton WL (Eds) () No-tillage crop production in northern New South Wales. No-tillage crop production in the tropics book Proceedings of the No-tillage crop production in the tropics book Project Team meeting, 17–18 April Cited by: Methods for reducing tillage were proposed as early as the s.

For row-crop production, no-tillage methods became much more feasible beginning in the late s and s as herbicides became available to replace tillage for control of unwanted vegetation.

Weed control refers to actions used to eliminate an existing weed population. Mensah-Bonsu and H. Obeng. Effects of cultural practices on soil erosion and maize production in the semi-deciduous rainforest and forest-savanna transitional zones of Ghana. In Soil Physical Properties and Crop Production in the Tropics.

Lal and D. Greenland, Editors. John Wiley and Sons, pp. – Google ScholarCited by: 5. Soil & Tillage Research, 27 () 9 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam Crop production through conservation-effective tillage in the tropics1 J.R.

Benites* and No-tillage crop production in the tropics book. Ofori Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (Accepted 22 December ) No-tillage crop production in the tropics book Agriculture can be intensified and food production increased in the tropics through Cited by: 8.

Farming systems in the tropics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Ruthenberg, Hans. Farming systems in the tropics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Hans Ruthenberg.

No-tillage Systems – reviewing the challenge of adoption in relation to the role of fertiliser (P.M.S. Lane and B.E Willoughby) capital” of the soil. With no-tillage systems, the risks from cultivation such as concretions and pans where fine particulate matter binds to impede water movement and root growth, are avoided.

Mexico is another example of no-tillage developed by pre-Columbian cultures and has been used for centuries.3 In this system, after a rain, seeds are thrown on top of the soil underneath a dense stand of Mexican Sunflower (Thithonia diversifolia) or other voluntary (or History of Crop Production, With & Without Tillage by Rolf DerpschFile Size: KB.

No-tillage cropping systems and concepts have evolved rapidly since the early s and are attracting attention worldwide. The rapid growth and interest is associated with increasing pressures for food production from a fixed land resource base with degrading effects of erosion, soil compaction and other factors becoming more noticeable.

no- tillage crop production. No- tillage trials in Latin America were first started in by the Instituto de Pesquisas Agropecuarias Meridional, IPEAME, in Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil, No-tillage crop production in the tropics book co- operation with a GTZ (German aid) project.

This project set up demonstration plots in the farm of Herbert Bartz, a Brazilian. No-tillage is generally defi ned as planting crops in unprepared soil with at least 30% mulch cover.

Adoption of NT after its successful demonstration in the s was slow. Tillage Systems Descriptions. There are a variety of tillage systems available for crop production. While tillage operations are performed for various reasons, producers must evaluate the need for each and every field operation conducted in order to improve profitability.

It brings a quantum leap in crop production technology, for it brings agriculture into harmony with nature. It puts into practice ideas first propounded by Edward Faulkner in his revolutionary and best-selling book, Ploughman's Folly, published in the USA in Faulkner had the audacity to challenge the paradigm that cultivating soil was.

Soil management under no-tillage systems in the tropics with special in the humid and sub-humid tropics, limited benefits of no-tillage, however, are reported in the semiarid or arid tropics (Darolt, ; Hullugale and Maurya, for sustainable crop production.

No-tillage and soil organic carbon content. Tillage Effects on Soil Health and Crop Productivity: A Review Peeyush Sharma and Vikas Abrol Dryland Research Sub Station, Rakh Dhiansar, SKUAST- Jammu 1 33 India 1.

Introduction The greatest challenge to the world in the year s to come is to provide food to burgeoning population, which would likely to rise 8, million in Harper Principles of Arable Crop Production 7 Harris, Stewart The Principles of Agronomy 7 Hovland, ed Crop Quality, Storage, and Utilization 7 Hughes, Henson Crop Production—Principles and Practices 7 Hughes, Metcalfe Crop Production 7 Hutchinson Evolutionary Studies in World Crops—Diversity and ChangeFile Size: KB.

By the mids, most of the available highly productive land in the humid tropics was devoted to cultivating input-responsive crop varieties, and increases in individual crop yields began to level out (especially for Asian rice production).

No tillage and conservation agriculture: A progress report. No-Till Farming Systems. Impact of Soil Conservation on Crop Production in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands.

Mechanical impedance related to land preparation as a constraint to food production in the : Pedro A. Sanchez. The practice of no-tillage crop production has expanded during the last few decades.

This book has a set of papers to indicate where no-till has come from and to advance the concept by sharing the latest information and knowledge from around the World.

New frontiers and the most recent developments are discussed. Corn Production in the Tropics by James L. Brewbaker The Hawaii Experience CTAHR Publication ISBNx 11 inches, 74 pp., color cover ORDER FORM Please send Corn Production in the Tropics, the Hawaii Experience to: Name Company Address City State Zip Phone E-mail Total amount enclosed: Do not send cash; send check or money order.

Tillage and crop rotations are production practices that influence soil health in ways that impact both long run productivity and environmental outcomes, such as nutrient run-off and carbon sequestration.

These practices can also be adjusted in response to evolving weather and climate patterns in farmers' production environments. Although, in the tropics, maize is largely peasant-grown while soya is produced on large-scale mechanized farms, traditional growing methods have imposed limitations common to both.

With the no-tillage techniques now being developed in W. Africa and S. America, however, benefits from reduced run-off and soil loss, lower soil temperatures and improved moisture retention Cited by: 8. No-tillage is the preferred method of crop production for most Kentucky farmers.

No-tillage has been proven to increase soil quality and decrease the risk of soil compaction as compared to crop production using annual tillage.

However, with the use of heavy farm equipment, soil compaction is always a threat with either tillage or Size: KB. ever, particularly the crop yields are crucial for the food security of small-scale farmers and not whether a method is more effi cient or not.

Although humus can be enriched under no-tillage, the sequestration of soil carbon, as result of the accumulated organic matter in the topsoil, is restricted to the upper 10 cm of the Size: 2MB.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your. American Society of Agronomy. (, July 29). No-tillage Plus: Cover Crops Offer A Model For Sustainability In Tropical Soils.

ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 1, from   Conservation tillage has many advantages in crop production and weed control management. N-residue of hairy vetch as a green manure cover crop through tillage and no-tillage practices may increase inorganic-N level in soils and contribute to sustainable agriculture.

Prior to corn cultivation, hairy vetch was cut after growing in the pots for days. No-till farming is considered a key conservation agriculture strategy because it avoids conventional plowing and farming practices. It has been.

water erosion, are affected by crop residue on the soil surface. When water flow is obstructed by crop residues, soil particles are deposited. Good groundcover and reduced erosion can be achieved with reduced tillage or no-tillage.

Wind erosion control. Wind carries small soil File Size: KB. Akobundu, I.O. Live mulch crop production in the tropics In World Crops. and Live mulch crop production in the tropics, slash mulch, Akobundu, I.O. and A.E. Deutsch. Year. No-tillage Crop Production in the TropicsNo-tillage Crop Production in the Tropics.

In this article, no-tillage is compared with conventional tillage. Using hand tools, conventional tillage and no-tillage during the 1st season required and in the 2nd season, and 33 manhours/ha, respectively.

Maize yields were andand and kg/ha, and cowpea yields andand and kg/ha, by: 3. A recent book titled Tropical Maize; Improvement and Cultivation, by R. Paliwal, uniquely addresses the development of varieties and hybrids for low-input corn production in the tropics, reflecting its author’s extensive experience with corn in developing countries.

Tillage effects on soybean growth, development, and yield by Alecia Marie Kiszonas A thesis submitted to the graduate faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Major: Crop Production and Physiology Program of Study Committee: Palle Pedersen, Major Professor Micheal D.K.

Owen, Major Professor. Mean wheat yield improvement in no tillage was estimated to be % between and in the more arid Hexi Corridor area of northwest China. In central Texas, United States, after twenty years in wheat cropping system, soil organic matter and total N were increased by 28 and 33% in no tillage at 0–15 cm soil by: Dairy farms located in the subtropical cereal belt of Australia rely on winter and summer cereal crops, rather than pastures, for their forage base.

Crops are mostly established in tilled seedbeds and the system is vulnerable to fertility decline and water erosion, particularly over summer fallows. Field studies were conducted over 5 years on contrasting soil types, a Vertosol and Cited by: 6.

Maize (Zea mays L.) is the second most important staple food crop after rice in Nepal. In Nepal, maize is grown under intensive tillage ssystem of ploughings for land preparation and atleast two intercultural operations for weeding and earthling-up operation.

Alternative to conventional tillage system, no-till system is a specialized type of conservation tillage consisting of a one. In agronomic crop production, for example corn, soybeans, cotton, and peanuts, crop residue management to control soil erosion is the primary goal of conservation tillage.

For example, technical specifications for conservation tillage state that. fields is used to improve and refine production recommendations to meet the needs of Arkansas corn farmers, in addition to identifying areas in need of more research.

Through the growing season, 27 corn fields had been enrolled in the CGSRVP, with economic information collected on each CGSRVP field to estimate crop expenditures and returns.

Pdf research interests are in the management of the chemical and physical properties of soils under grain production. Field research involves inorganic/organic source nutrient management (rate, timing, placement); crop species and tillage rotation; and particularly the no-tillage crop establishment/soil management system.

Research download pdf Four soil management techniques were thoroughly reviewed. Conventional, minimum and no tillage were compared in respect to cassava production. The no tillage system was most beneficial in relatively flat soils.

The conventional tillage system is most suitable in valleys and water logged areas. The no-till conserve water and maintain soil .ClassifiCation of Conservation tillage PraCtiCes in California irrigated row CroP ebook ANR Ebook 3 The CTIC and the NRCS define no-tillage and strip-tillage as systems in which less than one-third of the soil surface is disturbed (CTIC ) (fig.

3). Strip-tillage is now quite common in Georgia, Alabama, and western by: