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Cover for Effect of fertilization, tree species, plantation density and sowing mixture on pasture production and soil characteristics in silvopastoral systems.

The aim of the experiment was to test the effect of three fertilizer treatments (no fertilizer, organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizer) on cocksfoot pasture established under two tree species (Betula alba and Pinus radiata) at two densities (2500 and 833 trees/ha). After 7 years the effects of ...

Author(s)
Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Fernández-Núñez, E.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improved fallows with forage trees for a slash and burn maize system in the Yucatán Peninsula.

With the aim of improving soil productivity a shift in secondary natural vegetation was induced with cropped plants in a collaborative project utilizing improved fallows for maize production under a slash and burn system. A survey of 150 families, two experimentation peasant groups and three formal ...

Author(s)
Ayala, S. A.; Uribe, V. G.; Basulto, G. J. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Consequences of dehesa management on tree-understorey interactions.

The distribution of resources (light, microclimate, soil moisture and soil nutrients) and fine roots (herbaceous plants and trees) around trees were studied in four dehesas with three types of management: cropped (forage), grazed (native grasses) and encroached (matorral). Additionally, the forage...

Author(s)
Moreno, G.; Obrador, J.; García, E.; Cubera, E.; Montero, M. J.; Pulido, F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopasture as an approach to reducing nutrient loading of surface water from farms.

Nitrogen and P concentrations within soil profiles are being monitored in three pastures at Ona, Florida (27°23′N, 81°57′W). Two of the pastures - a treeless pasture and a pasture with slash pine (Pinus elliottii) (silvopasture) - consist of bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) with legumes Desmodium...

Author(s)
Nair, V. D.; Kalmbacher, R. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil nutrient status and forage yield at varying distances from trees in four dehesas in Extremadura, Spain.

The aim of this study was to understand the effect of holm-oak (Quercus ilex) on the soil nutrient concentration and its consequence for the yield of understorey forage (Avena sativa) in four dehesas of CW Spain. The soils of the dehesas varied in soil fertility (chromic Luvisols and Achrisols, and ...

Author(s)
Obrador, J. J.; Moreno, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Compaction and erosion: effects on soil ecology and soil quality.

Soil degradation is a severe global problem. It has notable adverse economic and ecological impacts on local, regional, national and global scales. Important soil degradative (degradation) processes with severe adverse impacts are soil compaction and soil erosion among others. Decline in inherent...

Author(s)
Paz González, A.; Vidal Vázquez, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry for improving farm smallholdings.

The potential contribution of multipurpose trees and shrubs in an agroforestry system for improving crop-livestock farming was investigated in Bangladesh. The tree Leucaena leucocephala (Leucaena) and shrub Sesbania acculeata (Sesbania) were planted around homesteads for use as forage, fuelwood and ...

Author(s)
Alam, M. R.; Jahiruddin, M. D.; Islam, M. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effect of duck grazing on cocoa yields in São Tomé island.

A decline in quality and productivity has reduced the value of cocoa for trade on the island of São Tomé. However, both seed and fruit of cocoa remain an important food for local people. Plantations used for subsistence are poorly managed, resulting in poor yields, weed diffusion, reduction of soil ...

Author(s)
Pardini, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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