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Economic and Environmental Potentials of Conservation Agriculture in the Traditional Maize Farming Systems of India

Singh, Vivek and TR, Prabhakaran and Krishna, Vijesh (2011): Economic and Environmental Potentials of Conservation Agriculture in the Traditional Maize Farming Systems of India. Published in: 11th Asian Maize Conference , Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011): pp. 477-478.

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Abstract

Maize ranks among the most prominent crops of rainfed farming systems in India, grown under traditional farming practices. The major constraints in these farming systems include soil degradation, active erosion in sloping areas, poor-quality seeds, expensive and unreliable fertilizer supplies, labour shortages, competing uses for crop residues and animal manures, poor quality feeds and lack of efficient value chains. The overall goal of the paper is, hence, set to review the trends in rainfed maize production and report the potentials of Conservation Agriculture (CA) in sustaining the economy and ecology of maize farming system of rainfed areas of India.

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