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Peter Hobbs
Cornell University
20Publications
11H-index
1,538Citations
Publications 20
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Published on Sep 19, 2017in Experimental Agriculture 1.68
Peter Hobbs11
Estimated H-index: 11
,
Raj K. Gupta25
Estimated H-index: 25
+ 1 AuthorsR. K. Malik8
Estimated H-index: 8
3 Citations Source Cite
Published on Oct 1, 2013in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 3.54
Lydiah Gatere2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Cornell University),
Johannes Lehmann79
Estimated H-index: 79
(Cornell University)
+ 3 AuthorsAlexander J. Travis23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Cornell University)
Abstract Conservation agriculture practices have been successfully applied to improve crop yields in South America, but questions arose whether these practices can be successfully implemented in Africa. Here we show that a specific set of soil conservation practices called conservation farming (CF) using planting basins and hand hoes disseminated on 280 farms in Zambia on average failed to increase maize yields compared to traditional farming (TF). Average grain yield was low with 1.2 t ha −1 , ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2012in Journal of Experimental Botany 5.35
Matthew P. Reynolds58
Estimated H-index: 58
(International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center),
Jonathan Hellin5
Estimated H-index: 5
(International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
+ 4 AuthorsHans J. Braun8
Estimated H-index: 8
(International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
To ensure future food security, there is an urgent need for improved co-ordination of agricultural research. While advances in biotechnology hold considerable promise, significant technology gaps exist that may reduce their impact. Examples include an incomplete knowledge of target breeding environments, a limited understanding and/or application of optimal crop management practices, and underfunded extension services. A better co-ordinated and more globalized approach to agricultural research t...
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Published on Apr 1, 2011in Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 2.16
Van R. Haden4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Cornell University),
Jing Xiang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Rice University)
+ 5 AuthorsJohn M. Duxbury25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Cornell University)
Recent studies have documented adverse affects of urea on the establishment and growth of aerobic rice when applied at seeding. The following experiments were conducted to examine the relative importance of ammonia and nitrite (NO) toxicities as mechanisms contributing to poor germination and early growth of aerobic rice. Soil was collected from an experiment in the Philippines where aerobic rice was grown continuously for 7 years. Subsamples of the soil were: (1) pretreated with sulfuric acid (...
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Published on Aug 1, 2011in European Journal of Soil Science 2.64
Van R. Haden4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Cornell University),
J. Xiang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Rice University)
+ 3 AuthorsJohn M. Duxbury25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Cornell University)
Recent studies indicate that aerobic rice can suffer injury from ammonia toxicity when urea is applied at seeding. Urea application rate and soil properties influence the accumulation of ammonia in the vicinity of recently sown seeds and hence influence the risk of ammonia toxicity. The objectives of this study were to (i) evaluate the effects of urea rate on ammonia volatilization and subsequent seed germination for a range of soils, (ii) establish a critical level for ammonia toxicity in germi...
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Published on Aug 1, 2011in Biomass & Bioenergy 3.36
Dorisel Torres-Rojas1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Cornell University),
Johannes Lehmann79
Estimated H-index: 79
(Cornell University)
+ 2 AuthorsHenry Neufeldt19
Estimated H-index: 19
Pyrolytic cook stoves in smallholder farms may require different biomass supply than traditional bioenergy approaches. Therefore, we carried out an on-farm assessment of the energy consumption for food preparation, the biomass availability relevant to conventional and pyrolytic cook stoves, and the potential biochar generation in rural households of western Kenya. Biomass availability for pyrolysis varied widely from 0.7 to 12.4 Mg ha � 1 y � 1 with an average of 4.3 Mg ha � 1 y � 1 , across all...
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Published on Jan 1, 2011
Peter Hobbs11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Cornell University),
Mahmood Osmanzai1
Estimated H-index: 1
Rainfed farming in South Asia uses some 60% of agricultural land. Much of this land receives no irrigation but some receives a partial or life-saving water supplement. These rainfed lands have a wide array of climates, rainfall regimes and soil types, which determine their cropping systems. The major systems in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan are described. Various common features are discussed, including use of animals, fallowing, mixed cropping, rotations, legumes, manual la...
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Published on Jan 1, 2010
Peter Hobbs11
Estimated H-index: 11
,
Bram Govaerts32
Estimated H-index: 32
Agriculture contributes significantly to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: CO 2 , CH 4 and N 2 O. Promoting agricultural practices that mitigate climate change by reducing GHG emissions is important; but those same practices also have to improve farmer production and income and buffer the production system against changes in climate. New agricultural practices also need to prevent further soil degradation and improve system resilience. Conservation agriculture (CA), based on minimal soil disturban...
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Published on Jan 1, 2008
Lydiah Gatere , Robert J. Delve21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ 2 AuthorsJohannes Lehmann79
Estimated H-index: 79
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