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Cover for Temperate agroforestry systems in New Zealand.

This paper describes temperate agroforestry systems in New Zealand, wherein a variety of agroforestry systems are used and evaluated. Currently, wide spaced poplar and willow for soil erosion management combined with livestock production is the most commonly used system and will continue to be...

Author(s)
Kemp, P. D.; Hawke, M. F.; Knowles, R. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental applications of poplars and willows.

This chapter provides a practical worldwide overview of the environmental applications of poplars and willows. The chapter aims to synthesize the latest knowledge on these applications with respect to sustainable livelihoods, land use and restoration. The applications covered include land...

Author(s)
Isebrands, J. G.; Aronsson, P.; Carlson, M.; Ceulemans, R.; Coleman, M.; Dickinson, N.; Dimitriou, J.; Doty, S.; Gardiner, E.; Heinsoo, K.; Johnson, J. D.; Koo, Y. B.; Kort, J.; Kuzovkina, J.; Licht, L.; McCracken, A. R.; McIvor, I.; Mertens, P.; Perttu, K.; Riddell-Black, D.; Robinson, B.; Scarascia-Mugnozza, G.; Schroeder, W. R.; Stanturf, J.; Volk, T. A. (et al)
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641089)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing soil carbon for multiple ecosystem benefits - positive exemplars: Latin America (Brazil and Argentina).

Agriculture provides food, fibre and energy, which have been the foundation for the development of all societies. Soil carbon plays an important role in providing essential ecosystem services. Historically, these have been viewed in terms of plant nutrient availability only, with agricultural...

Author(s)
Cerri, C. E. P.; Scala Júnior, N. la; Victoria, R. L.; Quiroga, A.; Noellemeyer, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and water.

This chapter reviews the nature of soil, and characterizes the soil properties important in determining the amount of soil water avaible to plants as well as those properties limiting plant growth. The importance of protecting soil from wind and water erosion is discussed.

Author(s)
Sinclaire, T. R.; Weiss, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936549)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cost effectiveness of sediment abatement policies in potato production: assessing policies in Canada, the Netherlands and the US.

Regions within Canada (Prince Edward Island), the EU (Netherlands), and the USA (Maine) differ in the way they attempt to control pollutants stemming from potato production. This chapter applies the actual agro-environmental policy approaches from each region to the same watershed to simulate...

Author(s)
Jatoe, J. B. D.; Weersink, A.; Deaton, B. J.; Yiridoe, E. K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The mechanisms of soil erosion processes by wind and water in Chinese rangelands.

This chapter discusses the mechanisms of soil erosion by wind and water in rangelands, including natural and other factors influencing soil erosion processes, especially human activities. Finally, a review of available desertification control technologies in north China, including biological,...

Author(s)
Zhou ZhiYu; Ma Bin
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934965)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soils and sustainability: the future of the South Downs.

This chapter describes sustainable use or management with reference to the maintenance of the necessary soil functions for agricultural production, avoidance of off-farm damage, and adequate support for incomes dependent on utilization of the soil. Particular focus is given to the implications of a ...

Author(s)
Boardman, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933517)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Land use, watershed management and cumulative effects.

Land use, watershed management and cumulative effects are the subject of this chapter. People want many goods and services from the watersheds on which they live, including water for personal consumption, irrigation and hydropower; raw materials for wood products; agricultural crops, meat and dairy ...

Author(s)
Gregersen, H. M.; Ffolliott, P. F.; Brooks, K. N.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932817)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The 'what' and 'why' of no-tillage farming.

This chapter describes the modern concept of no-tillage and provides definition of some related terms used synonymously in most parts of the world. No tillage farming is a significant methodology shift in production farming as performed over the past 100 years of mechanized agriculture. It...

Author(s)
Baker, C. J.; Saxton, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931162)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The benefits of no-tillage.

This chapter discusses the principle of conservation agriculture and provides details of the advantages or benefits of no-tillage, particularly those derived either directly or indirectly from enhancement of soil organic carbon levels. Some of the most important benefits of conservation tillage...

Author(s)
Reicosky, D. C.; Saxton, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931162)
Type
Book chapter

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