Cropping Systems: Applications, Management and Impact

Johanna G. Hodges (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030

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This book provides a discussion on the applications, management and impact of cropping systems. Chapter One reviews the possibility of using intercropping, especially strip intercropping, as an effective and economically efficient crop biofortification. Chapter Two evaluates phosphorus dynamics in the soil-plant system under different management practices in the semiarid land of Pampas, Argentina. Chapter Three focuses on long-term winter wheat cropping and it’s influence on soil quality and yield stability. Chapter Four examines gender-based socio-economic characteristics of cassava farmers; gender-based climate change awareness of cassava farmers; gender-based cassava farmers’ constraints to climate change adaptation and examines the factors influencing gender-based cassava farmers’ choice of adaptation strategies in the study area. Chapter Five studies the increased soil fertility in a long-term rice-oilseed rape cropping system and its potential roles in reducing nitrogen inputs and in the environment. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Role of Intercropping in Plant Biofortification
Aleksandra Głowacka (University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland)

Chapter 2. Phosphorus Dynamic in the Soil-Plant System Under Different Management Practices in Semiarid Pampas
Liliana Suñer and Juan Galantini (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 3. Long Term Winter Wheat Cropping Influence on Soil Quality and Yield Stability
Srđan Šeremešić, Ivica Đalović and Dragiša Milošev (Department of Field and Vegetable Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University Novi Sad, Sq. D. Obradovića, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 4. Gender Analysis of Cassava Farmers’ Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Joseph Omotoso Ajayi (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria)

Chapter 5. Increased Soil Fertility in a Long-Term Rice-Oilseed Rape Cropping System and Its Potential Roles in Reducing Nitrogen Inputs and Environmental Impacts
Min Huang, Xuefeng Zhou, Xiaobing Xie, Jiana Chen, Fangbo Cao, and Yingbin Zou (Southern Regional Collaborative Innovation Center for Grain and Oil Crops (CICGO), Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China)

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