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Tree-crop interactions: agroforestry in a changing climate.

Book cover for Tree-crop interactions: agroforestry in a changing climate.


This second edition, which includes 12 chapters, provides an important update on tree-crop interactions over the last two decades. Three new chapters have been added to describe the new advances in the relationship between climate change adaptation, rural development and how trees and agroforestry will contribute to a likely reduction in vulnerability to climate change in developing countries. Fin...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 258)

Laboratory and field techniques for measuring root distribution and architecture.

This chapter describes the most commonly used techniques (plant phenotyping (phenomics), washing roots from soil, Rhizotron technology, Shovelomics and non-invasive X-ray computed tomography) to measure root systems under laboratory and field conditions.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) A framework for quantifying the various effects of tree-crop interactions. Author(s): Ong, C. K. Kho, R. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 24) Mixed cropping of annual and woody perennial species: an analytical approach to productivity and management. Author(s): Ranganathan, R. Wit, C. T. de
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Modelling radiation interception and water balance in agroforestry systems. Author(s): Ghezehei, S. B. Annandale, J. G. Everson, C. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Principles of resource capture and use of light and water. Author(s): Black, C. R. Randhawa, D. Ong, C. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 119) Agroforestry and (micro)climate change. Author(s): Stigter, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 146) The water balance of mixed tree-crop systems. Author(s): Bayala, J. Wallace, J. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 191) Competition and phenology in agroforestry. Author(s): Broadhead, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 221) Root distribution of trees and crops: competition and/or complementarity. Author(s): Noordwijk, M. van Lawson, G. Hairiah, K. Wilson, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 278) Adaptation for climate-sensitive crops using agroforestry: case studies for coffee and rice. Author(s): Lin, B. B. Burgess, A. J. Murchie, E. H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 309) Adaptation of crops to partial shade in mixed cropping systems. Author(s): Bayala, J. Sanou, J. Teklehaimanot, Z. Sinclair, F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 326) Synthesis: key agroforestry challenges in the future. Author(s): Ong, C. K. Wilson, J. Black, C. R. Noordwijk, M. van

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Division of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780645117
  • Record Number
  • 20153360044