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dc.contributorYazar, Attilaen_US
dc.contributorQadir, Manzooren_US
dc.contributorLourenço, Maria Ermelindaen_US
dc.contributorJacobsen, Sven-Eriken_US
dc.creatorBenlhabib, O.en_US
dc.identifier.citationO. Benlhabib, Attila Yazar, Manzoor Qadir, Maria Ermelinda Lourenço, Sven-Erik Jacobsen. (1/10/2014). How Can We Improve Mediterranean Cropping Systems. journal of agronomy and crop science, 200 (5), pp. 325-332.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the Mediterranean region, crop productivity and food security are closely linked to the adaptation of cropping systems to multiple abiotic stresses. Limited and unpredictable rainfall and low soil fertility have reduced agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. For this reason, crop management technologies have been developed, with a special focus on the Mediterranean region, to enhance crop production by increasing land productivity and sustaining soil fertility under influence of climate changes and population increases. The main objective of this study was to analyse dryland Mediterranean cropping systems, and to discuss and recommend sustainable cropping technologies that could be used at the small-scale farm level. Four crop management practices were evaluated: crop rotations, reduced tillage, use of organic manure, and supplemental and deficit irrigation. Among the tested interventions, incorporation of crop residues coupled with supplementary irrigation showed a significantly positive effect on crop productivity, yield stability and environmental sustainability.en_US
dc.publisherWiley (12 months)en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourcejournal of agronomy and crop science;200,(2014) Pagination 325,332en_US
dc.subjectlow soil fertilityen_US
dc.subjectsupplementary irrigationen_US
dc.subjectabiotic stressesen_US
dc.subjectcrop rotationsen_US
dc.subjectreduced tillageen_US
dc.subjectsustainable land mangementen_US
dc.titleHow Can We Improve Mediterranean Cropping Systems?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocorganic manureen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdeficit irrigationen_US
cg.contributor.centerInstitute of Agronomy and Veterinary Hassan II - IAV HASSAN IIen_US
cg.contributor.centerCukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture - CU - FoAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUnited Nations University Institute of Water, Environment and Health - UNU-INWEHen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Évora - UEVORAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Copenhagen - KU Denmarken_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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