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The Sanborn field experiment: Implications for long-term soil organic carbon levels
(Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, 2011)
The Sanborn Field at the University of Missouri was established in 1888 in order to assess the long-term effects of various cropping practices, including crop rotation and manure application. As interest in biofuel production ...
Integrating culture and community into environmental policy: Community tradition and farm size in conservation decision making
This article explores tradition, social scale, land use, as well as other complex smallholder characteristics to determine their role in the adoption of conservation agriculture in a particular watershed in Ohio, USA. The ...
Video on community-driven development and social capital
In this video, Keith M. Moore discusses community-driven development and social capital. He first describes the process of a development project gaining a community’s trust. He then describes two types of social capital: ...
Conservation Agriculture Resources
(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 2011)
This repository, maintained by Cornell University, contains over 700 resources pertaining to Conservation Agriculture. These resources include articles published in refereed journals, workshops, and reports.
GLEAMS evaluation in potato fields for agricultural nutrient management in central Bolivian highlands
(St. Joseph, MI: ASABE, 2010)
The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of the GLEAMS model as a tool for evaluating fertilization and cropping system practices for potatoes in the Andes of central Bolivia and make recommendations for ...
Webinars by eOrganic
This web page provide access to current and archived webinars offered by eXtension, a service provided through a partnership between 74 US universities. Ecological farm design, integrated pest management, organic production, ...
Adapting to climate change in Andean ecosystems: Landscapes, capitals, and perceptions shaping rural livelihood strategies and linking knowledge systems
(Taylor & Francis, LLC., 2010)
In the Bolivian Altiplano, indigenous systems for dealing with weather and climate risk are failing or being lost as a result of migration, climate change, and market integration. Andean rural communities are particularly ...
Introduction of cover crops in a maize–soybean rotation of the Humid Pampas: Effect on nitrogen and water dynamics
The continuous cropping system of maize-soybean rotation in the Humid Pampas poses a risk for the leaching of nitrogen. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of fall-winter cover crops and a mixture of oats ...
A fourth principle is required to define Conservation Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: The appropriate use of fertilizer to enhance crop productivity
Conservation agriculture (CA) is often promoted as a key to intensifying agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite significant efforts to promote CA, however, adoption remains limited in this region. This ...
Changing climate in the Bolivian Altiplano: CMIP3 projections for temperature and precipitation extremes
(American Geophysical Union, 2010)
Due to a general dependence on rainfed agriculture, climate change and subsequent fluctuations in precipitation and temperature presents significant challenges for the Bolivian Altiplano. It is imperative that current ...