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Francisco Magallanes (far right), station superintendent at CIMMYT’s headquarters at El Batán, Mexico, shows conservation agriculture (CA) in action to a group of canola producers from the Mexican state of Hidalgo, on an experimental plot at El Batán. A workshop introducing the farmers to CA was held on 01 October 2010. The CIMMYT CA team promotes canola, despite it not being a traditional Mexican crop, as a rotation crop within a greater agronomic diversification strategy. Crop rotation, along with zero tillage and residue retention, is one of the key principles of CA, minimizing build-ups of pests and diseases.

For more information, see CIMMYT’s blog story at: http://blog.cimmyt.org/?p=5876.

Photo credit: Xochiquetzal Fonseca/CIMMYT.

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