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Conservation agriculture as a potential pathway to better resource management, higher productivity and improved socio-economic conditions in the Andean region (Bolivia, Ecuador)
(Blacksburg, VA: SANREM CRSP, OIRED, Virginia Tech, 2010)
This presentation provides a brief overview of the research proposal for conservation agriculture (CA) in the Andean Region (LTRA-7). The researchers will be evaluating farming practices in Bolivar, Ecuador and Tiraque, ...
Nutrient cycling and uptake in conservation agriculture production systems in the Andean region
Our project conducted multi-year cropping system experiments in two sub-watersheds in Ecuador: a pasture-potato system in the Illangama (3400 m), and a beans-maize system in the Alumbre (2000 m). All experiments included ...
A new nitrogen index for assessment of nitrogen management of Andean mountain cropping systems of Ecuador
(Soil Science, 2014)
Corn (Zea mays L.) is important for food security in much of Ecuador. Small-scale farmers are using nitrogen (N) fertilizer without technical advice based on soil, crop, and climatologic data. The literature lacks studies ...