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Evaluating the potential of conservation tillage in maize-based farming systems in the Mexican tropics

By: Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico) | Erenstein, O.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: CIMMYT NRG Reprint Series ; No. 96-01.Analytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) : CIMMYT, 1996Description: 14 pages.ISSN: 1405-3748.Subject(s): Economic environment | Innovation adoption | Mexico | Soil conservation | Tropical zones | Zea mays | CIMMYT | Conservation tillage AGROVOC | Farming systems AGROVOCSummary: Water erosion is one of the major land degrading processes that undermine the sustainability of agriculture in the Mexican tropics. To alleviate this problem, government agencies have indiscriminately promoted soil conservation measures developed in the industrialized world. However, measures such as conservation tillage have substantially different implications in tropical agricultural production systems. The paper reviews a number of factors that affect the potential of conservation tillage in the tropics, distinguishing specifically between mechanized and manual production systems. The paper identifies conflicting residue use as one of the major potential limitations for conservation tillage in tropical environments .Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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Water erosion is one of the major land degrading processes that undermine the sustainability of agriculture in the Mexican tropics. To alleviate this problem, government agencies have indiscriminately promoted soil conservation measures developed in the industrialized world. However, measures such as conservation tillage have substantially different implications in tropical agricultural production systems. The paper reviews a number of factors that affect the potential of conservation tillage in the tropics, distinguishing specifically between mechanized and manual production systems. The paper identifies conflicting residue use as one of the major potential limitations for conservation tillage in tropical environments .

Socioeconomics Program

English

AGRIS 9701|R95CIMPU|STAT96

INT2677

CIMMYT Publications Collection

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