Combining permanent beds and residue retention with nitrogen fertilization improves crop yields and water productivity in irrigated arid lands under cotton, wheat and maize

@article{Devkota2013CombiningPB,
  title={Combining permanent beds and residue retention with nitrogen fertilization improves crop yields and water productivity in irrigated arid lands under cotton, wheat and maize},
  author={Mina Devkota and Christopher Martius and John P. A. Lamers and Ken D. Sayre and Krishna P. Devkota and Raj K. Gupta and O. Egamberdiev and Paul L. G. Vlek},
  journal={Field Crops Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={149},
  pages={105-114}
}
Intensive soil tillage and mismanagement of irrigation water and fertilizers are increasing production costs, reducing soil fertility and crop water productivity and threatening the sustainability of crop production systems in the irrigated arid lands of Uzbekistan, Central Asia. Conservation agriculture (CA) practices combined with optimum nitrogen (N) management can counterbalance some of these adverse effects. Most work has been done in rainfed areas so there is less information available… 
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