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Crop rotations: farming practices, monitoring and by Bao-luo Ma

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2012) established a landscape model for weed control and suggested that crop rotation implemented at the landscape level, similar to implementation at the field level, has the potential to control short- and long-term weed population densities. 4. Economic Benefit A major challenge for maize production systems is to maximize economic returns while minimizing the environmental impact through an appropriate crop rotation system. Dualpurpose legumes that produce food and feed, such as soybean (Glycine max), cowpea (Vignaunguiculata), alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and clover (Trifolium), are particularly attractive to small-scale or subsistence farmers who practice integrated crop-livestock systems (Rao and Mathuva, 2000; Jama and Pizarro, 2008).

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