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Title:A case for conservation tillage research in the arid zone of Nigeria
Author:Haque, M.A.ISNI
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:income tax
agricultural innovations
Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry
Arid zone
cultivation systems
Resources conservation
Soil conservation
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/dai/article/view/15501
Abstract:Farmers in the arid zone of Nigeria face a number of problems, such as inadequate rainfall, excessive soil erosion, high labour costs and lack of enough capital to purchase required farm inputs. One of the most effective ways of reducing soil and water losses is the adoption of an appropriate tillage system for a given crop grown in a specific geographical location. A great deal of research on conservation tillage systems has been carried out in temperate countries. In Nigeria, most of the research has been conducted in the south and southwestern parts of the country. A review of work done on conservation tillage systems suggests that they would also have great potential for the arid zone. Bibliogr.