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Effects of minimum tillage practices and crop residue retention on soil properties and crop yields under a rice-based cropping System

Salahin, N., Jahiruddin, M., Islam, M.R., Bell, R.W., Haque, M.E. and Alam, M.K. (2014) Effects of minimum tillage practices and crop residue retention on soil properties and crop yields under a rice-based cropping System. In: Proceedings of the conference on conservation agriculture for smallholders in Asia and Africa, 7 - 11 December, Mymensingh, Bangladesh pp. 133-134.

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Abstract

Average cropping intensity is 191% in Bangladesh but cropping patterns are mainly rice-based (BBS, 2012). Depletion of soil organic matter as well as other plant nutrients is one of the most serious threats to the sustainability of agriculture in Bangladesh (Rijpma and Jahiruddin, 2004). Hence, conservation agriculture (CA) practices such as minimal soil disturbance, crop residue retention with suitable crop rotations could be a good option for Bangladesh. However, the effects of CA practices in intensive rice-based rotations on soil properties along with crop yields have not been adequately assessed in Bangladesh. The present study was undertaken to determine the effects of minimum tillage practices and crop residue retention on soil properties and crop yields under a rice-based cropping system.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26156
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