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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heracleum mantegazzianum</i> on invaded vegetation and human activities.

This chapter discusses which habitat patches are most likely to become invaded by giant hogweeds (Heracleum mantegazzianum), the impact of giant hogweeds on local plant communities, on regional flora, on riverbank erosion, on nature conservation, on human health (e.g. causing photodermatitis) and...

Author(s)
Thiele, J.; Otte, A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932060)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Linking economic policies and environmental outcomes at a watershed scale.

This chapter reports the results from an optimization-simulation model used to illustrate the potential impacts of local and national policies to encourage sustainable land use. The empirical focus is on the Manupali watershed in the Philippines. Simulation results indicate that restrictions on...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Zelek, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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This chapter examines the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations in agriculture in Australia. Environmental and human-health issues related to agriculture, including water-related environmental problems, salinity and soil erosion, and biodiversity, are discussed....

Author(s)
Stringer, R.; Anderson, K.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995861)
Type
Book chapter

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