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Evaluating Intercropping (Living Cover) and Mulching (Desiccated Cover) Practices for Increasing Millet Yields in Senegal
Located within the Sahel region, Senegal faces several agricultural production challenges. Limited rainfall, poor soil fertility, and insufficient agronomic inputs all contribute to low pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum ...
Comparative Nutritional Quality of Winter Crops for Silage
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-02-23)
Discusses how cropping grasses and legumes planted as winter crops affects crop yield and nutrients for forage and also later affects crop yield and nutrients for corn and sorghum silage crops.
Injecting Poultry Litter into Orchardgrass Hay
Traditional surface application of poultry litter leaves nutrients vulnerable to loss through volatilization and runoff. However, injection can increase capture of these nutrients in agricultural fields. Therefore, a field ...
Precision Farming Tools. Soil Electrical Conductivity
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
Soil electrical conductivity (EC) is one of the simplest, least expensive soil measurements available to precision farmers today. Soil EC measurement can provide more measurements in a shorter amount of time than traditional ...
Precision Farming Tools: Variable-Rate Application
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2011-08-01)
Discusses the two basic variable-rate application technologies, map-based and sensor-based, for fertilizer, lime, weed control, and seed.
Accelerated senescence and nitrogen remobilization in flag leaves enhance nitrogen use efficiency in soft red winter wheat
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production requires a large amount of nitrogen (N) supply because growers aim to achieve high grain yield and appropriate grain protein content simultaneously. A comprehensive understanding of ...
LTRA-6 update 2014
This PowerPoint summarizes the research and training activities of SANREM’s regional project in the Central Plateau Haiti. The presentation describes a baseline survey conducted at the beginning of the project that discerns ...
Rhizosphere phosphorus solubility and plant uptake as affected by crop in a clay soil from the Central Plateau Region of Haiti
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
The nutrient Phosphorous (P) can be available in forms not available for plant uptake, and it is often a limiting factor in tropical crop production. However, certain plants are particularly efficient at extracting ...
Physiological and Molecular Traits Associated with Nitrogen Uptake under Limited Nitrogen in Soft Red Winter Wheat
A sufficient nitrogen (N) supply is pivotal for high grain yield and desired grain protein content in wheat (<i>Triticum aestivum</i> L.). Elucidation of physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying nitrogen use ...
Internationalizing the Land Grant Mission: Lessons from Senegal
(Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2018-03-20)
Discusses using the land grant university model on an international level, in this case program development in Senegal.