|Author:||Torbert, H. A. ; Krueger, E. ; Kurtener, D. ; Potter, K.N.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Recently, there has been an increased interest in cropping systems such as conservation-tillage; however, determining the best alternative between cropping system options is often complicated by disparities in research results due to seasonal variability. The economic cost of the systems further complicates the determination of the best alternative for sustainable crop production. To evaluate tillage systems using experimental data, a computer simulation approach called fuzzy multi-attributive decision-making (MAMD) can be applied. In this study, MAMD was applied to research the impact of conservation tillage and conventional tillage systems with and without raised wide beds on yield and nitrogen (N) uptake in grain sorghum and wheat for soils of the Texas Blackland Prairie. Results of yield and N uptake data for 4 years (1994-1997) indicated that the various tillage systems had merits and demerits across the different years of study. The economic conditions of the cropping systems were also utilized in the evaluation. Utilization of this technique indicated that the no-tillage cropping system with wide beds was the best tillage system of the ones evaluated.
|Pages:||96 - 106|
|Journal:||Journal of Sustainable Agriculture|
crop yield, cropping systems, nitrogen, nutrient uptake,prairie soils, soil types, tillage, wheat, Texas, USA, Sorghum,Triticum, Triticum aestivum, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Southern Plains Statesof USA, West South Central States of USA, Southern States of USA, USA,North America, America, Developed Countries, OECD Countries, GreatPlains States of USA, Gulf States of USA, Triticum, soil cultivation,United States of America, Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000), PlantPhysiology and Biochemistry (FF060), Plant Nutrition (FF061), PlantProduction (FF100), Plant Cropping Systems (FF150), Fertilizers andother Amendments (JJ700), Soil Management (JJ900), Erosion; Soil andWater Conservation (PP400)