Tillage Practices in Wheat Production under Rainfed Conditions in Jordan: An Economic Comparison

Al-Issa, T.A. and Samarah, N.H. (2006) Tillage Practices in Wheat Production under Rainfed Conditions in Jordan: An Economic Comparison. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 322-325.

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Wheat (Triticum durum L.) is widely grown under rainfed conditions in Jordan. The predominant traditional or conventional tillage system depletes soil resources and results in low crop yields. Conservation tillage increases efficiency of soil moisture storage and is expected to increase crop yield. A field study was conducted during the growing season of 2004/2005 in Northern Jordan, to investigate economic performance of wheat grown under conventional tillage, using a mouldboard plough, conservation tillage, using a chisel plough and no-tillage. Costs and returns of the production process were calculated. No tillage was superior to conventional and conservation tillage systems as it maintained the highest total revenue and highest net benefits. According to the results, no tillage system appears to be a viable option for wheat production under rainfed conditions in Jordan. However, for more sound economic judgments, the experiment needs to be conducted at several sites for more than one season

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Crop Production, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid P.O. Box (3030), 22110, Jordan
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 07:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 07:57
Official URL: http://www.idosi.org/wjas/wjas2(3)/14.pdf
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/2670

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