There was no significant difference between the cropping
patterns on the bulb yield of onion.
Table 5: Crop establishment, yield and yield related traits of wheat as influenced by sowing with different no-till techniques in various heights of standing rice stubbles under rice-based cropping
Rice- Wheat is one of the major cropping
systems in Punjab adopted by 94% of the farmers and is prevalent in approximately 1.5 million hectares of land (Amir and Aslam, 1992).
* Cover cropping
is a type of multiple cropping
in which a cover crop is grown following the harvest of a cash crop in the spring or late summer.
Review of corn yield response under winter cover cropping
systems using meta-analytic methods.
patterns in the Canadian prairies: thirty years of change' Geographical Journal 168(2), 97-115
, on the other hand, enhances soil structure by adding organic matter and increasing biological activity, and improves water infiltration.
They're also searching for ways to offset those investments, such as by planting cover crops that enhance soil productivity in current cropping
systems or using cover crops that maintain soil productivity if the crop residue is harvested for biofuel production.
The expansion of cropping
into the Cerrados is in part due to varieties and production practices developed by the organization.
Interest in cropping
systems with legumes waned with the availability of relatively inexpensive inorganic nitrogen fertilizer.
Recent research has shown that corn cover crops cropping
system improves organic matter and yield as opposed to continuous corn-corn cropping
"Each year, we take 10 to 12 farmers from one of four regions (Southeast, Southwest, West and Midsouth) to another region to learn about differences in cotton mechanisms and cropping
," says Ed Cherry, FMC Corp.'s director of government regulations and agribusiness affairs." The producers come away saying that the trip is the best thing that ever happened to them.
Cover crops have proven to be a viable part of cropping
systems and a great benefit to the soil and the ecosystem.
In order to remain sustainable, a modified package of cropping
system based on modern and scientific agricultural practices are needed.
Despite a dramatic shift in farm numbers and cropping
patterns, the remaining farmers are highly committed, knowledgeable and extremely adaptive.