Specialists' guide to soil conservation and agroforestry
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CTA. 1990. Specialists' guide to soil conservation and agroforestry. Spore 28. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Agroforestry for Soil Conservation, Anthony Young, 1989, 276pp, ISBN 0 85198 648 X CAB International Wallingford Oxon OX108DE - UK
Agroforestry for Soil Conservation by Anthony Young is the latest in the International Council for Research in Agroforestry's (ICRAF) series Science and Practice of Agroforestry, copublished with CAB International. This volume presents the results of an ICRAF review of the potential of agroforestry for soil conservation. This includes erosion control and maintenance of fertility. Soil conservation is central to sustainable agricultural production. The book provides an authoritative analysis of the hypothesis that trees and shrubs, if properly chosen and managed, can help to conserve the soil's productive capacity. It explains clearly what is known about tree-soil relationships, which theories are reasonably well-founded and call for further research, and what is merely speculation or misconception. It brings together a substantial amount of research, fundamental and applied, and observations of real farm and forest conditions. It is a specialist work, intended for research scientists, and thus gives the evidence on which its conclusions are based in some detail. The author is principal scientist with ICRAF and former Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK. He was a member of the FAO team responsible for the development of methods of land evaluation for agriculture and forestry. Agroforestry for Soil Conservation, Anthony Young, 1989, 276pp, ISBN 0 85198 648 X CAB International Wallingford Oxon OX108DE - UK