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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mixtures of legumes for forage production.

In Europe, legumes are mostly grown as single species or in mixtures with cereals or grasses. As an alternative cropping strategy, mixtures of legumes for forage have been developed in Serbia. This novel approach can be applied in many other temperate regions of Europe. This chapter provides an...

Author(s)
Ćupina, B.; Mikić, A.; Krstić, Ð.; Vujić, S.; Zorić, L.; Ðorđević, V.; Erić, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Annual crops.

This chapter focuses on soil changes under annual cropping. In the literature, evidence for soil fertility decline under annual crops has come from measured change in soil chemical properties and semiquantitative studies using pedotransfer functions. The evidence presented in the first sections of...

Author(s)
Hartemink, A. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996707)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alternatives to traditional annual crop agriculture in the uplands - biophysical evidence from the Manupali River Watershed.

Results are presented of field experiments during 1998-2003 in the Manupali River Watershed (Mindanao, Philippines) designed to evaluate tree-based (Eucalyptus grandis) and improved fallow (sunflower and Tithonia diversifolia) production systems with annual crops (tomato, maize, beans [Phaseolus]...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.; Poudel, D. D.; Nissen, T. M.; Daño, A.; Zhu, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parasitic higher plants.

Parasitic higher plants that cause economically significant losses to annual and perennial crops in many parts of the world are described. These were the mistletoes (Loranthaceae, Viscaceae), witchweeds (Striga and Alectra spp.), broomrapes (Orobanche spp.) and the dodders (Cuscuta spp.).

Author(s)
Parker, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994581)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Opportunities for capture of deep soil nutrients.

This paper discusses the mechanisms by which nutrients occur in deep layers which include downward leaching of mobile nutrients, biological breakdown of soil organic matter and chemical breakdown of minerals. Soil nutrients not accessible to annual crops can be extracted by perennials through two...

Author(s)
Buresh, R. J.; Rowe, E. C.; Livesley, S. J.; Cadisch, G.; Mafongoya, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
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