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Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, ISSN 0038-0768, 11/2016, Volume 62, Issue 5-6, pp. 447 - 455
This study evaluated effects of oats (Avena sativa L.) and grazing vetch (Vicia dasycarpa L.), bicultures, in rotation with summer maize (Zea mays), on soil... 
microbial biomass | water soluble carbon | particulate organic matter | soil enzymes | cover crops | SOUTH-AFRICA | TILLAGE | ORGANIC-MATTER | MANAGEMENT-PRACTICES | PLANT SCIENCES | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES | SOIL SCIENCE | MICROBIAL BIOMASS-C | AGRICULTURAL SOILS | NITROGEN | LAND-USE | RESIDUE MANAGEMENT | WEED SUPPRESSION
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Soil & Tillage Research, ISSN 0167-1987, 07/2012, Volume 123, pp. 21 - 28
► We tested winter cover crop–maize rotations and fertilizer effects on SOM. ► After 4 years, cover crops increased mineralizable SOM compared to weedy... 
Fertilizer management | Soil organic matter improvement | Winter cover crops | SOIL SCIENCE | CARBON | FRACTIONS | TILLAGE | PRODUCTIVITY | NITROGEN | COVER CROPS | Soils | Agriculture | Carbon content | Agricultural conservation | LSD (Drug) | Fertilizers
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South African Journal of Science, ISSN 0038-2353, 2014, Volume 110, Issue 3-4, pp. 60 - 63
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South African Journal of Plant and Soil, ISSN 0257-1862, 2011, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp. 147 - 150
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05/2013
Low winter rainfall poses a challenge to production of high biomass from cover crops, which is necessary for the success of conservation agriculture systems in... 
Barley | oats | vetch | radish | Orge, ivraie, radis, vesce
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South African Journal of Plant and Soil, ISSN 0257-1862, 01/2011, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp. 147 - 150
Little research attention has been given to growing summer cover crops as part of conservation agriculture systems. Three cover crops (sorghum [Sorghum... 
C/N ratio | Conservation agriculture | mucuna | sorghum | sunhemp
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Agronomy, ISSN 2073-4395, 11/2018, Volume 8, Issue 11, p. 256
Soil acidification is a serious challenge and a major cause of declining soil and crop productivity in the Eastern parts of South Africa (SA). An incubation... 
Biochar | Soil loss | Soil organic carbon | Acidic soil | PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES | AGRONOMY | acidic soil | biochar | PYROLYSIS TEMPERATURES | soil organic carbon | RICE HUSK BIOCHAR | ACIDIFICATION | soil loss | EROSION | BIOMASS PRODUCTION | PLANT SCIENCES | AVAILABILITY | CROP PRODUCTIVITY | CHEMICAL-PROPERTIES | AFRICAN SOILS
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Soil and Tillage Research, ISSN 0167-1987, 07/2012, Volume 123, pp. 21 - 28
A study was conducted to determine the effects of oat (Avena sativa) and grazing vetch (Vicia dasycapa) winter cover crops and fertilization regimes on soil... 
Agrochemicals
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International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, ISSN 1560-8530, 2015, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp. 475 - 482
Oat (Avena sativa L.) and grazing vetch (Vicia dasycarpa L.) were identified as best bet cover crops in the central Eastern Cape, South Africa, but information... 
Persistence | Conservation agriculture | Cover crops | Maize yield | Rotation | N MINERALIZATION | MANAGEMENT | YIELD | AFRICA | COVER CROP MONOCULTURES | AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | SYSTEMS | RYE | Biodegradation | Soils | Control | Nitrogen content | Oats | Corn | Phosphorus content | Agricultural wastes | Health aspects
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Soil & Tillage Research, ISSN 0167-1987, 2011, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp. 58 - 65
▶ Oat and grazing vetch mulch reduce soil temperature and conserve soil water. ▶ N release by grazing vetch mulch partly compensates lack of fertilization in... 
B:C ratios | Yield components | Maize | Cover crop mulch | Weeds | SYSTEM | YIELD | TILLAGE | MANAGEMENT-PRACTICES | SOIL SCIENCE | WINTER COVER CROPS | CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE | HAIRY VETCH | KILL DATE | RYE | Corn | Labor productivity | No-tillage | Universities and colleges | Growth | Soil moisture
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South African Journal of Plant and Soil, ISSN 0257-1862, 05/2019, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp. 199 - 209
Few studies have evaluated biochar application rates that would make economic sense using feedstocks readily available to subsistence farmers. Biochar from... 
biomass | pyrolysis | biochar | livestock manure | food security
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International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, ISSN 1560-8530, 2015, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp. 561 - 567
White oats (Avena sativa variety Sederberg), triticale (Triticale secale variety Korog), italian rye grass (Lolium multiflorum variety Energa) and barley... 
Conservation agriculture | White oats | Triticale | Italian ryegrass | PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES | MANAGEMENT | TILLAGE | YIELD | POPULATIONS | AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | SOIL | SUMMER | LEGUMES | Evaluation | Cropping systems | Control | Bioaccumulation | Corn | Environmental aspects | Biomass | Management | Properties | Methods | Weeds
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Water SA, ISSN 0378-4738, 2010, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp. 27 - 36
Generally, smallholder irrigation schemes (SIS) in South Africa have performed poorly and have not delivered on their development objectives of increasing crop... 
Research agenda | Smallholder irrigation schemes | Constraints to crop productivity | Cropping pattern | constraints to crop productivity | AFRICA | cropping pattern | UNIFORMITY | smallholder irrigation schemes | NITROGEN | WATER RESOURCES | research agenda | Irrigation | Poverty | Rural areas | Agricultural production | Planting
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South African Journal of Plant and Soil, ISSN 0257-1862, 12/2012, Volume 29, Issue 3-4, pp. 135 - 141
Cultivation of a multipurpose cover crop is of interest to Eastern Cape farmers experiencing soil infertility and weed pressures. The objective of the study... 
Conservation agriculture | cover crop mixtures | weed species count | no-till farming | soil cover | Weed species count | No-till farming | Soil cover | Cover crop mixtures
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South African Journal of Plant and Soil, ISSN 0257-1862, 10/2018, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp. 321 - 328
Sustainable management of soils requires knowledge of the impact of agronomic practices such as tillage and crop rotation on soil quality. The objective of... 
organic matter | hierarchical cluster analysis | soil health | principal component analysis | conservation agriculture
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African Journal of Biotechnology, ISSN 1684-5315, 11/2010, Volume 9, Issue 45, pp. 7660 - 7666
An on-farm experiment was conducted in Zanyokwe irrigation scheme to investigate the effects of row spacing (45 and 90 cm) and atrazine dosage (33, 67 and 100%... 
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African Crop Science Journal, ISSN 1021-9730, 05/2013, Volume 21, Issue 2
Low winter rainfall poses a challenge to production of high biomass from cover crops, which is necessary for the success of conservation agriculture systems in... 
Barley | oats | vetch | Orge | radish | ivraie | vesce | radis
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