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    The seventh fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points and benefits of rotation maize-legume systems. Maize-legume systems usually produce less maize than monoculture, but provide higher economic returns. Generally, rotations provide better yields and higher profits than maize-legume intercropping.Higher land productivity makes maize-legume systems especially suitable for smallholders. One hectare of soybeans fixes 22 kg of nitrogen, produces 2.5 tonnes of forage, and reduces Striga infestations.
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    Save and Grow Farming Systems Fact Sheet - 10 2016
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    The tenth fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points for increasing crop yields of wheat by planting on zero-tilled land, rotating wheat with summer oats, replacing summer fallows with maize, sunflower and canola, and by decomposing residues on wheat fields trap winter snows, which helps maintain soil moisture, and release acids that suppress weeds.
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    The sixth fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points of resource-conserving technologies for cereal production, including zero-tillage, retention of crop residues, raised bed planting, crop rotation and the dry-seeding of rice.

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