corn, high-yielding cropping systems, yield gaps
A corn research trial was conducted at Scandia, KS, during the 2014 growing season. The objective was to study the contribution of different farming systems in developing efficient and high-yielding corn production systems. The experiment had five treatments: farmer practices, comprehensive fertilization, production intensity, ecological intensification, and advanced plus. Farmer practice was the lowest-yielding treatment, and ecological intensification and advanced plus treatment presented similar yields.
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Balboa, G. R. and Ciampitti, I. A.
"Breaking Corn Yield Barriers: A Cropping Systems Approach,"
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