Sustainable Production Systems under No-till in the Cerrado of Brazil - Mato Grosso

IPNI-2008-BRA-53

New alternatives of really sustainable production systems are necessary for the cerrado of Brazil. One crop system has been leading to diseases, soil degradation and low yields. Read more


Year of initiation:2008
Year of completion:2016
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Interpretive Summary

Continuous land cultivation with mono-cropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn, reduces crop yield potential. A long-term research project was initiated to look into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous land cultivation with mono-cropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn, reduces crop yield potential. A long-term research project was initiated to look into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous land cultivation with mono-cropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn, reduces crop yield potential. A long-term research project was initiated to look into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous land cultivation with mono-cropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds. This, in turn, reduces the crop yield potential. A long-term research project was initiated to look into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous land cultivation with mono-cropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increases the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn, reduces the crop yield potential. A long-term research project was initiated to look into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous land cultivation with mono-cropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn reduce crop yield potential. A long-term research project was initiated to look into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous cultivation of lands under the same monocropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn reduces crop yield potential. This is a long-term research project looking into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project focuses on crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

Continuous cultivation of lands under the same monocropping systems tends to promote soil degradation and increase the incidence of crop diseases, pests, and weeds, which in turn reduces crop yield potential. This is a long-term research project looking into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems. The project gives emphasis to crop rotation and other alternatives to generating long-term profitability.

The great majority of the production systems used in the cerrado of Brazil are based on sequential cultivation of one crop, with very little crop rotation. This situation has led to serious problems of diseases, soil degradation, and with time, declining yields. It is believed that a long-term research project looking into various aspects of sustainable agricultural systems will be instrumental to farms located in many areas of the Brazilian cerrado.

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Project Description



Project Leader

Eros Francisco, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)


Project Cooperators

Claudinei Kappes, Fundação MT
Leandro Zancanaro, Fundação MT


IPNI Staff

E. Francisco


Location

Americas \ South America \ BRA \ São Paulo


Topics

crop rotations, nutrient removal

cotton, maize, soybean

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K)