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1. Cover crops and controlled-release urea decrease need for mineral nitrogen fertilizer for cotton in sandy soil.

Cover crops can affect nitrogen fertilization efficiency, soil nitrogen content, and cotton yield. However, the interaction effects of controlled-release nitrogen fertilizers, applied N rate, and cover crops on cotton growth, yield and fiber quality remains unknown, especially in sandy soils with...

Author(s) : Santos Cordeiro, C. F. dos; Rodrigues, D. R.; Echer, F. R.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2022 Vol.276

2. Control of crop diseases through Integrated Crop Management to deliver climate-smart farming systems for low- and high-input crop production.

Crop diseases affect crop yield and quality and cause significant losses of total food production worldwide. With the ever-increasing world population and decreasing land and water resources, there is a need not only to produce more food but also to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG)...

Author(s) : Richard, B.; Qi AiMing; Fitt, B. D. L.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Plant Pathology 2022 Vol.71 No.1 pp.187-206 ref.many

3. Root and soil health management approaches for control of plant-parasitic nematodes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face several challenges that include pests and diseases. Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) reduce crop yields and affect their quality. They are an emerging threat to smallholder agriculture with several species attacking economically important crops....

Author(s) : Karuri, H.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Crop Protection 2022 Vol.152 ref.186

4. Long-term effects of row orientation on oil yield and oil yield components of hedgerow olive orchards cv. Arbequina.

Orchardists are adopting hedgerow systems of many horticultural tree crops to benefit from early and higher yield and to facilitate mechanical pruning and harvesting for more timely management at lower cost. In the case of olive, guidance in orchard design is available for the dimensions (height...

Author(s) : Gómez-del-Campo, M.; Trentacoste, E. R.; Connor, D. J.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Scientia Horticulturae 2022 Vol.294 ref.25

5. Research advances of cover crops and their important roles.

In crop planting system, the influences of field weeds and soil properties on crop growth and development, yield, and quality have always been paid close attention to agriculture field. Overdose applications of chemical fertilizers and herbicides are beneficial for crop yield and well control of...

Author(s) : Jian ShuLian; Li ShuXin; Liu ShengQun; Li XiangNan

Publisher : Science Press, Beijing, China

Journal article : Acta Agronomica Sinica 2022 Vol.48 No.1 pp.1-14 ref.95

6. A look forward.

This chapter focuses on different management practices in growing cotton, including the use of genetically modified varieties, pesticide application, crop rotation, spacing, irrigation, weed control, integrated pest management and organic farming.

Author(s) : Matthews, G.

Book chapter : Pest management in cotton: a global perspective 2022 pp.264-271 ref.16

7. Application of bacteriophages in food production and their potential as biocontrol agents in the organic farming industry.

Bacteriophages (phages) are the natural predators of bacteria. They have been widely studied in recent decades in the hope of finding new alternatives to combat bacterial infections and to solve healthcare issues arising from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. High dependency on antibiotics in food...

Author(s) : Kuek, M.; McLean, S. K.; Palombo, E. A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biological Control 2022 Vol.165

8. Institutional dimension for sustainable development: the relationship of organic and conventional cotton farming with government.

This study aimed to examine the institutional dimension of conventional and organic cotton farming; specifically, the relationships between farms and government organizations. In both, conventional and organic production systems, the farmers are located in varying institutional environments. These...

Author(s) : Melo, P. T. N. B. de; Bellen, H. M. van

Publisher : Sociedade Brasileira de Economia e Sociologia Rural (SOBER), Brasília, Brazil

Journal article : Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural 2022 Vol.60 No.1 ref.57

9. How changes in cropping intensity affect water usage in an irrigated Mediterranean catchment.

Agricultural policies and social change influence irrigation management decisions and their associated effects. The changes in the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union have deeply affected irrigated agriculture in the Mediterranean region. In this region, hydrology is rather complex and ...

Author(s) : Duarte, A. C.; Mateos, L.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Agricultural Water Management 2022 Vol.260 ref.49

10. Moving paradigms - conservation agriculture with alternative agronomics to minimize inputs.

The African Union Malabo Declaration outlines goals to achieve sustainable production practices for economic growth in the agriculture sector by 2025. Conservation Agriculture (CA) practices represent a climate smart and resource friendly sustainable production system, and these need to be adopted...

Author(s) : Goddard, T.; Kassam, A.; Mkomwa, S.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.189-205 ref.many

11. Enhancing climate resilience using stress-tolerant maize in conservation agriculture in southern Africa.

Recurrent and widespread droughts in southern Africa (SA) reduce agricultural productivity and increase food insecurity among smallholder farmers. The average growing-season temperatures are expected to increase by 2.5°C. In SA maize is a staple food, accounting for more than 30% of total calories. ...

Author(s) : Setimela, P.; Nyagumbo, I.; Mupangwa, W.; Mutenje, M.

Book chapter : Conservation agriculture in Africa: climate smart agricultural development 2022 pp.230-245 ref.many

12. Quantifying compensation in crop mixtures and monocultures.

Compensation can be defined as a process by which a system is able to regain its normal state in response to losing a part of its structure. From genes to individuals to communities, compensatory processes ensure functionality, stability and resilience. While there is a rich literature on...

Author(s) : Döring, T. F.; Elsalahy, H.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : European Journal of Agronomy 2022 Vol.132 ref.72

13. Special Issue: Livestock production and dual-purpose cropping systems.

This special issue contains 13 articles that discuss livestock and food production, and on the social and economic issues that influence primary producers, focusing on livestock production and cropping systems.

Publisher : CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia

Journal issue : Animal Production Science 2021 Vol.61 No.11 pp.i-1201

14. India's untapped potential in hydroponics.

Author(s) : Payal Sachdeva; Chaudhry, A. K.

Publisher : Current Science Association, Bangalore, India

Journal article : Current Science 2021 Vol.121 No.8 pp.1014-1015 ref.6

15. From rice-like plants to plants liking rice: a review of research on weeds and their management in African rice systems.

Competition from weeds is the most important yield reducing factor in African rice production systems. Generally important weed management practices in rice are controlled flooding and the use of herbicides. Smallholder rice farmers in Africa however often lack the necessary water management...

Author(s) : Rodenburg, J.; Tippe, D. E.; Touré, A.; Irakiza, R.; Kayeke, J.; Bastiaans, L.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2022 Vol.276

16. Lowering soil greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing yields by increasing crop rotation diversity in the North China Plain.

Intensive double cropping in the North China Plain has been challenged by serious environmental problems. Crop rotation is one of the important strategies for sustainable agriculture, which can reduce production risk and environmental impact. Yet, few studies have assessed enhanced crop rotation...

Author(s) : Xiao He; Es, H. M. van; Amsili, J. P.; Shi QianQian; Sun JingBo; Chen YuanQuan; Sui Peng

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2022 Vol.276 ref.85

17. Build-up and utilization of phosphorus with continues fertilization in maize-wheat cropping sequence.

Long-term phosphorus (P) fertilization in the maize-wheat cropping system in northwest India has led to a considerable build-up of Olsen-P concentrations in many fields that exceed the crop removal. Optimal P management in high Olsen-P soils is desirable to achieve sustainable crop production and...

Author(s) : Jagdeep Singh; Brar, B. S.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2022 Vol.276

18. Modeling long-term water use and economic returns to optimize alfalfa-corn rotation in the corn belt of northeast China.

The long-term effects of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)-corn (Zea mays L.) rotation on soil water use and economic returns have not been evaluated and optimized in the corn belt of northeast China (CBNC). Crop modeling based on long-term weather data and short-term field data helps evaluate...

Author(s) : Peng YuXing; Li ZiZhong; Sun Tao; Zhang FeiXia; Wu Qi; Du MengYa; Sheng TingTing

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Field Crops Research 2022 Vol.276

19. Climate impact from agricultural management practices in the Canadian prairies: carbon equivalence due to Albedo change.

It is generally accepted that land use and land management practices impact climate change through sequestration of carbon in soils, but modulation of surface energy budget can also be important. Using Landsat data to characterize cropland albedos in Canada's three prairie soil zones, this study...

Author(s) : Liu JianGui; Desjardins, R. L.; Wang ShuSen; Worth, D. E.; Qian BuDong; Shang JiaLi

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2022 Vol.302 No.Part A ref.72

20. Intercropping Sorghum and grasses during off-season in Brazilian Cerrado.

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) may be harmlessly intercropped with Urochloa species during the off-season in the Brazilian Cerrado. At the end of the sorghum cycle, forages can be used for straw production for soybean (Glycine max L.) as the summer crop. This study aimed to evaluate sorghum...

Author(s) : Sodré-Filho, J.; Marchão, R. L.; Carmona, R.; Carvalho, A. M. de

Publisher : Universidade de Sao Paulo, Campus "Luiz de Queiroz" (ESALQ), Piracicaba, Brazil

Journal article : Scientia Agricola 2022 Vol.79 No.5 ref.26

21. Towards a mechanistic understanding of microbial and nonmicrobial mediated topsoil organic carbon sequestration efficiency in a rice-wheat cropping system.

Paddy soils constitute the largest anthropogenic wetlands on earth, where microbial and non-microbial pathways jointly determine the fate of carbon from organic amendments. However, the specific mechanisms underlying these processes remain poorly understood. Here, we examined the influence of...

Author(s) : Huang XiaoLei; Wang Lei; Mei YiRan; Jia ZhiXin; Li TingLiang; Yu GuangHui; Ran Wei

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2022 Vol.170 ref.79

22. Long-term P fertilization significantly altered the diversity, composition and mycorrhizal traits of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a wheat-maize rotation.

Phosphorus (P) fertilization rates have been dramatically increasing in intensive agro-ecosystems. However, the impact of such long-term P fertilization in intensive agro-ecosystems on the diversity, composition mycorrhizal traits of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) communities and the...

Author(s) : Lang Ming; Zhang ChunYan; Su WeiHua; Chen XiuXiu; Zou ChunQin; Chen XinPing

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2022 Vol.170 ref.65

23. Does grass-legume intercropping change soil quality and grain yield in integrated crop-livestock systems?

In sustainable tropical agriculture, grass-legume intercropping can increase productivity, enhance the nutritional quality of the crop and affect soil microbiological activity, leading to higher yields in succession crops. This study evaluated the impact of grass-legume intercropping, during the...

Author(s) : Silva, L. S.; Santos Laroca, J. V. dos; Coelho, A. P.; Gonçalves, E. C.; Gomes, R. P.; Pacheco, L. P.; Faccio Carvalho, P. C. de; Pires, G. C.; Oliveira, R. L.; Souza, J. M. A. de; Freitas, C. M.; Cabral, C. E. A.; Wruck, F. J.; Souza, E. D. de

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2022 Vol.170 ref.65

24. Integrating perennial bahiagrass into the conventional rotation of cotton and peanut enhances interactions between microbial and nematode communities.

Integrating two years of bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) into the peanut (Arachis hypogea L.) and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cropping system improves soil quality and crop production as compared to a conventional peanut-cotton-cotton rotation (CR). However, it is unclear if this system,...

Author(s) : Zhang KaiLe; Schumacher, L.; Maltais-Landry, G.; Grabau, Z. J.; George, S.; Wright, D.; Small, I. M.; Liao HuiLing

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Applied Soil Ecology 2022 Vol.170

25. How sustainable is organic management in cassava? Evidences from yield, soil quality, energetics and economics in the humid tropics of South India.

Sustainable alternative agricultural practices like organic farming have evinced interests due to public consciousness about food safety, environmental pollution, soil quality and human health. The study aimed to evaluate the productivity, soil quality, energetic and economic aspects under organic...

Author(s) : Radhakrishnan, A. R. S.; Suj, G.; Sreekumar, J.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Scientia Horticulturae 2022 Vol.293 ref.49