Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

Influence Of Soil Conservation Practices On Soil Moisture And Maize Crop (Zea Mays L.) Productivity In Centre Benin

Akplo Tobi Moriaque, Kouelo Alladassi F elix, Ahogl e Agassin Arcadius Martinien, Houngnandan Pascal, Azontond e Hessou Anastase, Benmansour Moncef, Rabesiranana Naivo, Fulajtar Emil, Hounkonnou G. Joseph Jaurès, Kloto e Dagb egnon Marc-Andr e
Published 2020 · Environmental Science
Cite This
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Share
Soil quality constitutes a major factor for crops growth. This study aimed at determining the sustainable soil conservation practices that would increase maize growth as well as production and improve the soil moisture. Two experimental sites were chosen: Dan localized on Acrisol and Za- zounme localized on ferralsol. Two cropping seasons were investigated: the long rain seasons of 2018 and 2019. The experimental design was split-plot with four replications. The main factor was tillage with three modalities: no-tillage (NT); ridging parallel to the slope (PR); Isohypse ridging (IR) and the second factor was mulching with four amounts: 0, 3, 5 and 7 t.ha-1. Tillage, mulch amount and their interaction significantly influenced the soil moisture, maize growth and yield over the two investigated cropping seasons at both sites whereby the highest values were obtained under IR for tillage, 7 t.ha-1 (for mulch amount) and IR7M (for the interaction tillage x mulch amount). Overall, IR significantly increased the maize growth speed by 8% at Dan and by 16% at Za-zounme; the maize grain yield by 33% at Dan and by 30% at Za-zounme and the soil water content by 24% at Dan and 20% at Za-zounme, in comparison with No-Tillage. An increasing effect of mulch amount was also observed. As far as mulching is concerned, the highest values (in average of LR2018 and LR2019) of growth speed (3.77 cm.day-1 at Dan and 4.08 cm.day-1 at Za-zounme); grain yield (3003.03 at Dan and 3471.09 kg.ha-1 at Za-zounme) and soil water content (26.89 mm at Dan and 20.44 mm at Za-zounme) were observed. This suggests that isohypse ridging associated with an appropriate amount of organic  mulch could be  an  option  to mitigate dry spells and drought and improve local farmers’ income in the area of low rainfall in sub- Sahara Africa.   Key words: Crop residues, tillage practices, conservation agriculture, food security, watershed of Zou.
This paper references
10.1016/J.STILL.2014.11.009
Impacts of conservation agriculture-based farming systems on optimizing seasonal rainfall partitioning and productivity on vertisols in the Ethiopian drylands
Tesfay Araya (2015)
10.1016/J.ISWCR.2018.03.002
Effect of water conservation measures on soil moisture and maize yield under drought prone agro-ecological zones in Rwanda
Dieudonne Uwizeyimana (2018)
10.1007/978-3-319-25442-5
Drought Stress in Maize (Zea mays L.)
Muhammad Tariq Aslam (2015)
10.1126/science.1097396
Soil Carbon Sequestration Impacts on Global Climate Change and Food Security
Rattan Lal (2004)
Evaluation des impacts environnementaux des Techniques Culturales Sans Labour en France
J Labreuche (2007)
Effet d’un système agroforestier à karité (Vitellaria paradoxa c.f. gaertn) sur le sol et le potentiel de production du maïs (Zea mays L.) en zone
A Saïdou (2012)
Effets de l’apport de bois raméal sur la plante et le sol: Revue des résultats expérimentaux pp
BG Barthès (2010)
10.1016/J.STILL.2014.03.005
Effect of tillage and cropping systems on runoff, soil loss and crop yields under semiarid rainfed agriculture in India
R. S. Kurothe (2014)
10.1016/J.FCR.2015.07.020
When does no-till yield more? A global meta-analysis
Cameron M. Pittelkow (2015)
Soil quality indicators as influenced by no-tillage, conventional tillage and nitrogen fertilization after 3 years of continuous maize in the Po Valley.
Vincenzo Tabaglio (2009)
10.4314/IJBCS.V6I5.16
Effet d’un système agroforestier à karité ( Vitellaria paradoxa c.f. gaertn) sur le sol et le potentiel de production du maïs ( Zea maize ) en zone Soudanienne du Bénin
Aliou Saidou (2013)
10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.01.003
Farmers’ adoption of conservation agriculture: A review and synthesis of recent research
Duncan J Knowler (2007)
Effets des systèmes de cultures en semis direct avec couverture végétale sur le ruissellement et l'érosion des cultures pluviales des Hautes Terres de Madagascar
Ur Sca (2010)
10.3390/agronomy9090488
Effect of Soil Tillage and Crop Sequence on Grain Yield and Quality of Durum Wheat in Mediterranean Areas
Giancarlo Pagnani (2019)
Reducing Tillage in Arid and Semi-arid Cropping Systems : An Overview
John Idowu (2017)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2019.03.014
Soil fertility inputs and tillage influence on maize crop performance and soil water content in the Central Highlands of Kenya
Milka N. Kiboi (2019)
10.3390/W8110504
Combined Effects of Mulch and Tillage on Soil Hydrothermal Conditions under Drip Irrigation in Hetao Irrigation District, China
Zhijuan Qi (2016)
Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility, 451 2nd ed
JM Anderson (1993)
10.1016/j.pce.2007.07.030
Effect of minimum tillage and mulching on maize (Zea mays L.) yield and water content of clayey and sandy soils
W Mupangwa (2007)
No-Tillage in Europe-State of the Art Constraints and Perspectives
Gottlieb Basch (2011)
10.2134/agronj2001.932271x
Managing Soils to Achieve Greater Water Use Efficiency
Jerry L. Hatfield (2001)
10.1016/j.still.2004.12.005
Response of soil physical properties to tillage and residue management on two soils in a cool temperate environment
Baldev Singh (2006)
Effect of Mulch on Soil Physical Properties and N, P, K Concentration in Maize (Zea mays) Shoots under Two Tillage Systems
Muhammad Arshad Pervaiz (2009)
10.1016/S0378-3774(00)00074-3
Deficit irrigation and nitrogen effects on maize in a Sahelian environment: II. Shoot growth, nitrogen uptake and water extraction
R. K. Pandey (2000)
Relationship of soil organic matter dynamics to physical protection and tillage
J. Balesdenta (2000)
The Effects of Tillage and Geographic Factors on Soil Erosion: A Review
M Mazarei (2013)
10.3390/AGRICULTURE9080172
The Effect of Cover Crops on the Yield of Spring Barley in Estonia
Merili Toom (2019)
10.1111/SUM.12531
Soil loss and run‐off characteristics under different soil amendments and cropping systems in the semi‐deciduous forest zone of Ghana
Janvier Bigabwa Bashagaluke (2019)
10.1017/S1742170507001640
Organic agriculture and the global food supply
Catherine Badgley (2007)
10.3390/AGRONOMY9060319
Cover Crop Effectiveness Varies in Cover Crop-Based Rotational Tillage Organic Soybean Systems Depending on Species and Environment
Laura Vincent-Caboud (2019)
10.1079/9781845931162.0011
The benefits of no-tillage.
Donald C. Reicosky (2006)
10.5772/28237
Tillage Effects on Soil Health and Crop Productivity: A Review
Peeyush Sharma (2012)
Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Reginald Herbold Green (1986)
Effect of tillage and cropping systems on runoff, soil loss and crop yields under semiarid rainfed agriculture
RS Kurothe (2014)
ETUDE COMPARATIVE DE L’EFFET DES SYSTEMES DE TRAVAIL DU SOL ET DES PRECEDENTS CULTURAUX SUR LE SOL ET LE COMPORTEMENT DU BLE TENDRE (TRITICUM AESTIVUM L.) EN CONDITIONS SEMI-ARIDES
A. Mekhlouf (2011)
10.1016/J.EJA.2018.07.009
Effects of no-till on root architecture and root-soil interactions in a three-year crop rotation
Andrea Fiorini (2018)
10.1016/j.still.2008.02.001
Soil physical properties and wheat root growth as affected by no-tillage and conventional tillage systems in a Mediterranean environment of Chile
Eduardo Mendoza Martínez (2008)
Effets de différents modes de gestion des résidus de soja sur le rendement du maïs dans deux zones agroécologiques du CentreBénin
A Badou (2013)
10.1016/J.STILL.2011.10.015
No-till in northern, western and south-western Europe: A review of problems and opportunities for crop production and the environment
Brennan D. Soane (2012)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2009.08.003
Maize yield response to deficit irrigation during low-sensitive growth stages and nitrogen rate under semi-arid climatic conditions
Cyrus Mansourifar (2010)
Factors Influencing Soil Erosion
TM Akplo (2019)
10.3390/AGRONOMY9080455
Short-term Conservation Tillage Effects on Corn Silage Yield and Soil Quality in an Irrigated, Arid Agroecosystem
Omololu John Idowu (2019)
10.5897/AJAR2019.13952
Effect of tillage and mulching on agronomics performances of maize and soil chemical properties in Linsinlin Watershed of Centre of Benin
Akplo Tobi Moriaque (2019)
10.1007/s11104-012-1316-2
Radial force development during root growth measured by photoelasticity
Evelyne Kolb (2012)



Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar