Global Maize Project in México: Cd. Obregón

IPNI-2013-MEX-GM50

The study started in October 2012 and is located in Cd. Obregón, State of Sonora. Maize has not been a traditional crop in that area, but the climate change models indicate a temperature increase that will be unfavorable to wheat (the most important crop) and could favor maize. Read more


Year of initiation:2013
Year of completion:2014
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Interpretive Summary

2014

This was the second and final year of the study. The treatments comprise a complete factorial arrangement of two irrigation methods (furrow and drip), two tillage systems (conventional and conservation), three N rates (0, 200 and 400 kg N/ha), and two P rates (0 and 22 kg/ha) with three replications. Maize yield under conventional tillage (10. 9 t/ha) was significantly higher than under conservation tillage (9. 8 t/ha). No significant effects were detected from the application of P.

2013

This intensive maize production project, initiated in 2012, is located in Cd. Obregón, State of Sonora. Maize has not been a traditional crop of this area, but some climate change models indicate that a temperature increase in this region will make growing wheat, the most important crop currently grown in the region, unfavorable and could favor maize crop growth.


Updates & Reports

2013

Project Description


Project Leader

Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

Armando S Tasistro


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ MEX \ Sonora


Topics

global maize project

maize

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P)