Conservation agriculture experiment for the low altitude areas in Malawi

Objective
The field experiment compares crop establishment methods, (dibble stick, hoe planting and basins), cropping systems (monoculture, intercropping and rotation), weed management (manual and herbicides) and crop varieties (non drought tolerant versus drought tolerant).
Farm operation data?
Sample archive?
Samples available?
 
Data Access Statement
Available to any researcher on request
Data license
No data license
Data policy
Yes (not online)
Organization
Department of Agricultural Research Services, Chitala Research Station
experimental research station
People
Donald Siyeni
experiment manager
Chitala Research Station
Amon Gwira
principal investigator
Chitala Research Station
Isaiah Nyagumbo
data manager

Site: Chitala Research Station

Type
research station field
Location
Chitala Research Station
Malawi
Geographic location
-13.682222, 34.259444
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Elevation
600 Metres
Visits permitted?
No

Design period: Main period (2010—)

Design Type
Randomized complete block design
Number of harvests per year
1
Crop
CropYears grown
maize
Factors
crop establishment process
hand dibbler
hoe planting
basin planting
cropping system
monoculture
intercropping
crop rotation
pest control process
hand weeding process
chemical pest control process