(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)+ 4 AuthorsVirginia H. Dale46
Estimated H-index: 46
(UT: University of Tennessee)
Research and development agencies, as well as policy makers and agri-food enterprises, need reliable data to support informed decisions that can improve the sustainability of agricultural landscapes. We present a review of agricultural sustainability assessment frameworks (ASAF) that identifies the features most relevant to monitoring progress towards sustainability goals for agricultural landscapes. This qualitative review considers a variety of approaches for defining goals and for selecting s...
Precision agriculture technology at the hands of smallholder farmers in the developing world is often deemed far-fetched. Low-resource farmers, however, are the most susceptible to negative changes in the environment. Providing these farmers with the right tools to mitigate adversity and to gain greater control of the production process could unlock their potential and support rural communities to meet the increasing global food demand. In this study, a real-time variable rate fertilizer applica...
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)+ 4 AuthorsNele Verhulst9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
Abstract Agronomic systems based on zero tillage and residue retention are becoming more important due to their potential for climate change adaptation through the reduction of soil erosion and improved water availability. Denser soil surface conditions and large amounts of crop residues, however, may be a constraint for early plant establishment, especially in irrigated production areas with high yield potential. Genotype by tillage interactions for yield are not well understood and it is unkno...
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), Nele Verhulst9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)+ 3 AuthorsAndreas Buerkert34
Estimated H-index: 34
Abstract Nitrate (NO 3 -N) leaching from agricultural soils can lead to substantial losses of fertilizer nitrogen (N) and cause considerable contamination of aquatic ecosystems and groundwater. This study aimed at estimating NO 3 -N leaching losses for three tillage-straw management systems in the intensely cropped Yaqui Valley, Northern Mexico using ion exchange resin samplers. To this end data were collected in 2013/2014 from a tillage experiment established in 2005 as a randomized complete bl...
Abstract Agricultural practices, such as crop residue management and tillage, change biological, physical and chemical soil characteristics. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the application of bean plant residue ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.), one of the major crops in Mexico, on the bacterial community structure in soil cultivated conventionally (conventional beds, CB) or under a conservation agriculture system (permanent beds, PB) and compared it to the effect of maize plant re...
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), H. J. Braun24
Estimated H-index: 24
(CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)+ 16 AuthorsH. Lucas1
Estimated H-index: 1
In recent decades, the scientific, development, and farm communities have contributed to substantial gains in crop productivity, including in many less developed countries (LDCs) ( 1 ), yet current yield trends and agri-food systems are inadequate to match projected demand ( 2 ). Addressing transnational crop challenges will require refinement of research infrastructure and better leverage of global expertise and technologies. Drawing on lessons learned from international collaboration in wheat,...