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Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

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Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural production systems. Various types of ecological settings for agroforestry are analyzed within temperate and tropical regions. The roles of soil, water, light, nutrient and pest management in mixed, annual, woody perennial and livestock systems are discussed. Important new case studies from around the world offer innovative strategies that have been used successfully in raising forests and tree products on a sustainable basis for commercial harvesting and for providing other environmental services in land conservation and watershed management. This book provides forestry and natural resources management professionals with a better understanding of the newest strategies for growing and maintaining commercial tree species in a more sustainable fashion, relying less on agrochemical input and mechanical intervention, while still maintaining acceptable levels of profitability. TOC:Trees in Managed Landscapes: Factors in Farmer Decision Making.- Ethnobotanical Perspectives of Agroforestry. Contemporary Uses of Tree Tenure. Pest Management in Energy- and Labor-Intensive Agroforestry Systems.- The Science and Practice of Black Walnut Agroforestry in Missouri (U.S.A.): A Temperate Zone Assessment.- Sustainable Mulch-Based Cropping Systems with Trees.- Domestication of Tropical Trees: From Biology to Economics and Policy.- Agro-Forests: Incorporating a Forest Vision in Agroforestry.- Asexual Propagation of Multipurpose and Fruit Trees Used in Agroforestry.- Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Agroforestry Systems: Myths and Science.- Animals and Agroforestry in the Tropics.- Economic and Environmental Benefits of Agroforestry in Food and Fuelwood Production.- Water Management with Hedgerow Agroforestry Systems.- Confronting Complexity, Dealing with Difference: Social Context, Content, and Practice in Agroforestry.- Silvopastoralism: Competition and Facilitation Between Trees, Livestock, and Improved Grass-Clover Pastures on Temperate Rainfed Lands.- A Utilitarian Approach to the Incorporation of Local Knowledge in Agroforestry Research and Extension.- Managing Ground Cover Heterogeneity in Coffee (Coffee arabica L.).- Under Managed Tree Shade: From Replicated Plots to Farmer Practice.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Foreword, P. Sanchez Trees in Managed Landscapes: Factors in Farmer Decision Making, J.E.M. Arnold and P. A Dewees Ethnobotanical Perspectives of Agroforestry, D.M. Bates Contemporary Uses of Tree Tenure, J. Bruce and L. Fortmann Pest Management in Energy- and Labor-Intensive Agroforestry Systems, M.E. Dix, B.Bishaw, S.W. Workman, M.R. Barnhart, N.B. Klopfenstein, and A.M. Dix The Science and Practice of Black Walnut Agroforestry in Missouri (U.S.A.): A Temperate Zone Assessment, H.E. Garrett and L.S. Harper Sustainable Mulch-Based Cropping Systems with Trees, D.C.L. Kass, H.D. Thurston, and K. Schlather Domestication of Tropical Trees: From Biology to Economics and Policy, R.R.B. Leakey and T.P. Tomich Agro-Forests: Incorporating a Forest Vision in Agroforestry, G. Michon and H. de Foresta Asexual Propagation of Multipurpose and Fruit Trees Used in Agroforestry, K.W. Mudge and E.B. Brennan Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Agroforestry Systems: Myths and Science, P.K.R. Nair, R.J. Buresh, D.N. Mugendi, and C.R. Latt Animals and Agroforestry in the Tropics, A.N. Pell Economic and Environmental Benefits of Agroforestry in Food and Fuelwood Production, D. Pimentel and A. Wightman Water Management with Hedgerow Agroforestry Systems, S.J. Riha and B.D. McIntyre Confronting Complexity, Dealing with Difference: Social Context, Content, and Practice in Agroforestry, D. Rocheleau Silvopastoralism: Competition and Facilitation Between Trees, Livestock, and Improved Grass-Clover Pastures on Temperate Rainfed Lands, S.H. Sharrow A Utilitarian Approach to the Incorporation of Local Knowledge in Agroforestry Research and Extension, F.L. Sinclair and D.H. Walker Managing Ground Cover Heterogeneity in Coffee (Coffee arabica L.) Under Managed Tree Shade: From Replicated Plots to Farmer Practice, C. Staver

Pressestimmen

"The evolution of agroforestry from a highly descriptive, value-laden practice into an applied, multidisciplinary science is now in full swing, and this book is a significant contribution in this direction. The chapters provide excellent coverage. Some describe broad issues, while others focus on highly specific topics. Geographical coverage is wide, including both tropical and temperate regionsI commend the authors and editors on a job well done. Enjoy reading it." -Pedro A. Sanchez, Director General, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, from the Foreword to this book "Overall, this is an admirable bookthe editors have done an effective job in choosing a balance of subjects that form a cohesive wholeshould be of great value to anyone with an agricultural or ecological background who has an interest in agroforestry." -Brent Blair in New Biological Books, December 1999 "Important new case studies from around the world offer innovative strategies that have been used successfully in raising forests and tree products on a sustainable basis for commercial harvesting, and for providing other environmental services in land conservation and watershed management." -Biology Digest, November 1999 "is extremely valuable for scientists, students, educators and planners involved in agroforestry and management of natural resources." --Meka R. Rao and Chin K. Ong, Ecosystem Rehabilitiation Programme, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Nairobi, Kenya "The textbook Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CRC Press, 1999) is a very useful collection of papers that enhance our understanding of complex agroforestry practices... This book will be useful not only as atext for introductory college courses, but also for educators, researchers, extensionists and students wishing to gain a better understanding of agroforestry." - The Temperate Agroforester, October 2001
EAN: 9781566702942
ISBN: 1566702941
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CRC PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1998
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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