Forage herbaceous legumes evaluation for Conservation Agriculture Production Systems (CAPS)


Forage Legumes are characterized by having seeds in pods with compound leaves and their roots have symbiotic relationship with bacteria which allow nitrogen fixation in the atmosphere. legumes are rich in protein which contain desirable amino acid in their foliage and seeds. Forage legumes were integrated as component in conservation agriculture throughout the wold which provide feed for livestock, as green manure and used as soil conservation measure providing soil cover. Thus, selecting and appropriate forage legume is essential to maximize the benefit of Conservation Production System (CAPS).

Soil quality, Soil, Conservation, Integrated crop management, Biological assessment, Soil management, Indicator species, Farming systems, Biodiversity conservation, Carbon sequestration, Biodiversity, Nutrient management, Sustainability, Soil fertility, Sustainable agriculture, Agroforestry, Keystone species, Organic farming, Subsistence production, Livestock, Agriculture, Conservation agriculture, Soil nutrients, Green manure crops, Biotechnology, Natural resource management, Fertilization, Legumes, CAPS, Conservation Agriculture Production Systems, Field Scale
Presented at the SANREM 20th Anniversary Celebration, Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, 24 July 2014