Mustard was the first crop in both the cropping
Although a lot of work has been done to compare the performance of zero-tillage under residue based cropping
system, information on how different heights of standing rice stubbles affect the performance of no-till techniques is lacking as it is the useful indices of crop yield.
Adopting intercropping all these benefit could be obtained which is not possible by sole cropping
and hence food production can be appreciably enlarged, as in intercropped crop's productivity per unit area is superior than sole cropping
, with the similar level of supervision and yield benefits can range from 20% to 60% attributed to lessening of pest attack and more resourceful usage of water, nutrients and solar radiation.
Key words: Rice, cropping
pattern, leguminous crops, green manuring, soil fertility, sustainable productivity, economics.
* Multiple cropping
is the sequential production of two or more different crops from the same field each year.
Chemical attributes of soils subjected to no-till cropping
with rye cover crops.
It would appear that specialty crops will continue to be important in the cropping
mix in Saskatchewan, and hence, they are becoming 'traditional' rather than 'specialty' or 'minor' crops, which they recently were.
I imagine there was a time when cover cropping
was considered conventional.
Under a Ford Foundation grant, it is developing new soil-management and cropping
patterns, and conducting studies to identify and alleviate agronomic, marketing, labor and other constraints to small-farm productivity.
Crop rotation has many agronomic economic and environmental benefits compared to monoculture cropping
. Crops rotation leads to enhance the soil fertility and help to optimize the water use by crops on sustainable basis i.e.
The easiest way to incorporate cover cropping
is the half-and-half strategy: I dedicate every other garden bed to cover crops for an entire year.
All have their advantages and none should be discounted, but cover cropping
is the method least likely to be practiced in home gardens.