ACIAR R4D on maize-wheat PRB in Pakistan


In Pakistan, ACIAR-funded Conservation Agriculture research has centred on the use of permanent raised beds. This is largely through 10 years of work in the north-west, near Peshawar, led by western Australian soil physicist Greg Hamilton.

In this part of Pakistan, maize–wheat crop rotation systems are common, as distinct from the rice–wheat and cotton–wheat systems found throughout the Punjab region, which covers Pakistan’s centre and south, as well as the north of India. As the work concentrated on maize–wheat, most of the results and the best outcomes are from this system.