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Adoption of raised bed technologies with heat & drought tolerant wheat varieties in drought prone areas: A miracle success in Bangladesh

Ilias Hossain, M., Mandal, M.R.I., Siddique, M.N.A., Islam, M.J. and Haque, M.E. (2017) Adoption of raised bed technologies with heat & drought tolerant wheat varieties in drought prone areas: A miracle success in Bangladesh. In: Haque ME, Bell RW, Vance WH (eds) Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders (CASH-II), 14 - 16 February, Mymensingh, Bangladesh pp. 48-49.

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Abstract

Tillage practices contribute greatly to the labor cost in any crop production system (Limon et al. 2006). Intensive tillage systems result in increased soil compaction and decreased soil organic matter (Singh et al. 2003) and biodiversity (RWC-CIMMYTet al. 2003). Reduced tillage practices, such as bed planting, can offset the production cost and other constraints associated with environment and socio-economic conditions. Raised bed planting of different crops helps achieve good plant establishment, save water, seed, production cost and increases input efficiency, and increases yields in rice-wheat systems (Sayre et al. 2000). The present study examined adoption of raised beds should be needed for farmer’s income and livelihood in drought prone areas.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
UNSD Goals: Goal 2: Ending Hunger and Improved Food Security
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36846
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