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The Ecology of Intercropping

By: J Vandermeer

248 pages, B/w photos, line diagrams

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 1992 | #16441 | ISBN: 0521346894
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Hardback | Mar 1989 | #6825 | ISBN: 0521345928
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About this book

Applies classical ecological principles to the subject.

' ... an important step in the development of a theoretical framework for evaluating and designing intercrops.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution


Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: intercrops and ecology; 2. The measurement of intercrop performance; 3. The competitive production principle; 4. Facilitation; 5. Mechanisms of the competitive production principle; 6. The environments modified to produce facilitation; 7. Special problems in intercrops involving perennials; 8. Weeds and intercrops; 9. Variability and intercrops; 10. Planning intercrops - a phenomenological approach; 11. Planning intercrops - a mechanistic approach; 12. Critical research directions for the future; References; Author index; Subject index.

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