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AGROFORESTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE;

Summary
Agroforestry seeks to balance protection of forest resources, the exploitation of the ecosystem services that trees can contribute to agriculture and the role of agroforestry in diversifying the range of agricultural products and markets. This volume reviews the latest research on the role and implementation of main types of agroforestry, understanding and assessing the ecosystem services that agroforestry can deliver and techniques for optimising agroforestry practice. The book's main focus is on temperate agroforestry, but also reviews particular issues facing agroforestry in the tropics. The collection will be a standard reference for forestry and agricultural scientists in universities, government and other research centres in agroforestry
Table Of Contents
Intro; Agroforestry for sustainable agriculture; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Agroforestry practices; Chapter 1 Agroforestry practices: riparian forest buffers and filter strips; 1 Introduction; 2 Riparian forest buffers; 3 Riparian forest buffer design and function; 4 Special design considerations and management; 5 Assessing buffer performance; 6 References; Chapter 2 Agroforestry practices: windbreaks; 1 Introduction; 2 Overview of windbreak benefits; 3 Tree and shrub selection and planting; 4 Windbreak design to reduce wind speed and snow drift
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 518 pages), illustrations.
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781786762238

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