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Phosphorus- The Key to Sustainable Nutrient Management

Phosphorus- The Key to Sustainable Nutrient Management Description Phosphorus (P) is one of three primary macronutrients (NPK) essential to plant and crop productivity. It is considered a macronutrient, as opposed to a micronutrient, because it is required in large quantities… Continue Reading →

Legume Best Bets

Legume Best Bets Description Legume Best Bests are leguminous crops identified for their ability to improve soil quality and agricultural productivity while adequately addressing farmers’ diverse requirements for adoption. Legumes are capable of providing plant-available nitrogen, a highly limiting nutrient… Continue Reading →

Doubled Up Legumes

Doubled Up Legumes Description: Intercropping, a common practice in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), is when different crops are cultivated at the same time and in the same space. Smallholder farmers intercrop to diversify income sources, reduce risks from crop failure, and… Continue Reading →

Sustainable/Ecological Weed Management

Sustainable/Ecological Weed Management Description Crop loss to resource competition with weeds is considerable in sub-Saharan African smallholder systems.  Yet, many weeding recommendations for farmers are based on on-farm experiments that do not account for realistic smallholder agroecological conditions and/or socioeconomic… Continue Reading →

Multipurpose Legumes for Soil Rehabilitation

Multipurpose Legumes for Soil Rehabilitation Description In Malawi there is a growing body of evidence that soil organic matter rehabilitation is urgently needed – yet widely promoted approaches such as agroforestry, conservation agriculture and livestock integration all face major challenges…. Continue Reading →

Chiwimbo Gwenambira

Chiwimbo Gwenambira Chiwimbo Gwenambira is a graduate scholar from Zimbabwe, studying Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University. Agriculture has always been at the core of her world, having had a passion for the field from a very tender… Continue Reading →

Erin Anders

Erin Anders Erin Anders is a PhD student in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU). She graduated magna cum laude in 2014 from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Agroecology… Continue Reading →

Dr. Sieg Snapp

Dr. Sieg Snapp Professor Sieg Snapp is a soils and cropping systems ecologist at Michigan State University and Associate Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations. She has edited two books and published more than a 100 journal… Continue Reading →

Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable Intensification Description:   Sustainable Intensification generally focuses on improving the efficient use of resources for agriculture, with an emphasis on how to produce more food on the same amount of land.  Sustainable intensification uses biological and ecological principles to… Continue Reading →

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