By: Anthony Young
320 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Well-designed and managed agroforestry systems have the potential to control run-off and erosion, maintain soil organic matter and physical properties, and promote nutrient cycling. The present work provides a new synthesis, drawing on over 700 published sources dating largely from the 1990s.
"The body of agroforestry literature has changed our understanding so substantially since publication of the previous edition that this current volume represents a completely new synthesis, rather than minor updating. The latter is about a third larger than the previous edition, and about four-fifths of the 700 literature citations have been published since 1989. Discussion has been expanded substantially in topics such as the role of roots, modeling, nutrient cycling and nutrient-use efficiency, and hedgerow intercropping . . . [I]mprovements ... include a significant increase in the number and quality of photographs, concise chapter summaries, and an improved index . . . The previous edition of this book has been a highly-cited and valued reference. Agroforestry for Soil Management should occupy no less a position on the shelves of teachers, students and anyone who is involved or interested in agroforestry--especially tropical agroforestry."--The Quarterly Review of Biology
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