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An introduction to agroforestry
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An introduction to agroforestry

Author: P K Ramachandran Nair
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Article : English
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Subsequently, the Second International Workshop on Professional Education and Training held here at the University of Florida in December 1988 recommended that the preparation of an introductory  Read more...

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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: P K Ramachandran Nair
ISBN: 0792321340 9780792321347
OCLC Number: 906405801
Description: 499 p. : il
Contents: Preface. I: Introduction. 1. The History of Agroforestry. 2. Definition and Concepts of Agroforestry. II: Agroforestry Systems and Practices. 3. Classification of Agroforestry Systems. 4. Distribution of Agroforestry Systems in the Tropics. 5. Shifting Cultivation and Improved Fallows. 6. Taungya. 7. Homegardens. 8. Plantation Crop Combinations. 9. Alley Cropping. 10. Other Agroforestry Systems and Practices. III: Agroforestry Species. 11. General Principles of Plant Productivity. 12. Agroforestry Species: the Multipurpose Trees. 13. Component Interactions. IV: Soil Productivity and Protection. 14. Tropical Soils. 15. Effects of Trees on Soils. 16. Nutrient Cycling and Soil Organic Matter. 17. Nitrogen Fixation. 18. Soil Conservation. V: Design and Evaluation of Agroforestry Systems. 19. The Diagnosis and Design (D&D) Methodology. 20. Field Experiments in Agroforestry. 21. On-Farm Research. 22. Economic Considerations. 23. Sociocultural Considerations. 24. Evaluation of Agroforestry Systems. 25. Agroforestry in the Temperate Zone. Glossary. SI Units and Conversion Factors. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations. Subject Index.
Responsibility: P.K. Ramachandran Nair.

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