Tillage for dry annual crops in the humid tropics

Sar, T. van der (1976) Tillage for dry annual crops in the humid tropics. Surinaamse Landbouw, 24 (2-3). pp. 93-98.

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To investigate the possibility of arable cropping in the humid tropics a trial was set up on a sandy loam soil of the Zanderij formation with emphasis on tillage. Three tillage systems were compared: rotavating. ploughing and minimum tillage. As test crops cowpea, maize, peanut, sorghum and soybean were used. On all occasions ploughing gave the highest yield, and minimum tillage the lowest. Rotavating was positioned in between. Possibly yield differences arise from differences in weedgrowth. There were no clear differences observed in a number of physical data and in organic matter content. There was no indication from these measurements that soil fertility changed in the three year's test period

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Centre for Agricultural Research in Surinam (CELOS), Paramaribo
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 05:50
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2012 05:52
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/7749

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