Increasing crop yields through conservation tillage in dryland areas of China

Li, H. W. and He, J. and Gao, H. W. and Tullberg, J. N. and McHugh, A. D. and Li, H. (2011) Increasing crop yields through conservation tillage in dryland areas of China. In: WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World, 26-29 Sep 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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Conservation tillage (CT) has been globally recognized as an advanced agricultural technology that may reduce the effect of drought and improve the physical condition of soils. In China, CT research started with support from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), China and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research in 1992 (He et al. 2010). Significant efforts have been achieved during these years especially in the arid and semi-arid region of China. This paper reports the impacts of CT on crop yields in dryland areas of China including the loess plateau of China, North China plain, Northeast China, Northwest China and the farming–pastoral ecotone of Inner Mongolia.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 03:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation tillage; North China; yield; conservation agriculture; rainfed; Loess
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070107 Farming Systems Research
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960904 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management

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