The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture

The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture : Review papers presented at the Australian Conference, The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture, Albury, Victoria, Australia, October 1991

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Agroforestry reserach and development in Australia has been largely fragmented and many of the research results have never been published and are unknown. The purpose of this volume is to comprehensively review all of the research that has taken place in the field of agroforestry in Australia, including previously unpublished results, providing readers with the latest technical and economic information about using trees in agriculture for the control of salinity and erosion, for shelter and shade, and for the production of timber, fodder and minor forest products. The book provides information concerning planted trees within all of these categories and includes special review of the management of native vegetation on farms. These papers also examine research needs where appropriate.
This book stems from the National Australian Conference on 'The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture' which took place in Albury, Victoria, Australia in October, 1991. Each national review paper is based upon a summary of six or more state review research and development papers, prepared specifically for the national conference. The book thus provides readers with a comprehensive overview of agroforestry rsearch in Australia, which is introduced and summarised in the first chapter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from `AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS', 20: 1/2, 1993
  • VII, 188 p.
  • 0792320301
  • 9780792320302

Table of contents

Tree Planting for Dryland Salinity Control in Australia; N.J. Schofield. Alternative Products from Trees and Shrubs to 'The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture' Conference; A. Boutland, M. Robinson, J. Field, M. Scheltema, B. Hawkins, P. Bulman, J. Scarvelis, B. Mason, M. Wallace, M. Castley, P.A. Ryant, R.T. Henderson, G.B. Applegate, C. Landsdown, R. Reid. The Role of Shelter in Australia for Protecting Soils, Plants and Livestock; P.R. Bird, D. Bicknell, P.A. Bulman, S.J.A. Burke, J.F. Leys, J.N. Parker, F.J. van der Sommen, P. Voller. The Role of Trees in Sustainable Agriculture -- An Overview; R. Prinsley. Trees and Shrubs as Sources of Fodder in Australia; E.C. Lefroy, P.R. Dann, J.H. Wildin, R.N. Wesley-Smith, A.A. McGowan. Retention of Native Woody Vegetation on Farms in Australia: Management Considerations, Planning Guidelines and Information Gaps; J.C. Scanlan, R. Prinsley, J.P. Pigott, S. Wakefield, F.J. van der Sommen, F. Duncan, T. Stadler, R. McLellan, A. Farago.
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