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North American Agroforestry

Garrett, Harold E. Gene / Jose, Shibu / Gold, Michael A. (Editor)

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3. Edition January 2022
576 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-0-89118-377-8
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North American Agroforestry

Explore the many benefits of alternative land-use systems with this incisive resource

Humanity has become a victim of its own success. While we've managed to meet the needs--to one extent or another--of a large portion of the human population, we've often done so by ignoring the health of the natural environment we rely on to sustain our planet. And by deteriorating the quality of our air, water, and land, we've put into motion consequences we'll be dealing with for generations.

In the newly revised Third Edition of North American Agroforestry, an expert team of researchers delivers an authoritative and insightful exploration of an alternative land-use system that exploits the positive interactions between trees and crops when they are grown together and bridges the gap between production agriculture and natural resource management.

This latest edition includes new material on urban food forests, as well as the air and soil quality benefits of agroforestry, agroforestry's relevance in the Mexican context, and agroforestry training and education. The book also offers:
* A thorough introduction to the development of agroforestry as an integrated land use management strategy
* Comprehensive explorations of agroforestry nomenclature, concepts, and practices, as well as an agroecological foundation for temperate agroforestry
* Practical discussions of tree-crop interactions in temperate agroforestry, including in systems such as windbreak practices, silvopasture practices, and alley cropping practices
* In-depth examinations of vegetative environmental buffers for air and water quality benefits, agroforestry for wildlife habitat, agroforestry at the landscape level, and the impact of agroforestry on soil health

Perfect for environmental scientists, natural resource professionals and ecologists, North American Agroforestry will also earn a place in the libraries of students and scholars of agricultural sciences interested in the potential benefits of agroforestry.

Preface

Section I. Agroforestry Fundamentals
1. The Development of Agroforestry as an Integrated Land Use Management Strategy
2. Agroforestry Nomenclature, Concepts, and Practices
3. An Agroecological Foundation for Temperate Agroforestry
4. Tree-Crop Interactions in Temperate Agroforestry

Section II. Agroforestry Practices
5. Windbreak Practices
6. Silvopasture Practices
7. Alley Cropping Practices
8. Riparian and Upland Buffer Practices
9. Forest Farming Practices
10. Urban Food Forests and Community Agroforestry Systems

Section III. Agroforestry Benefits
11. Vegetative Environmental Buffers for Air Quality Benefits
12. Agroforestry for Soil Health
13. Managing for Wildlife in Agroforestry
14. Agroforestry at the Landscape Level

Section IV. Human Dimensions of Agroforestry
15. Agroforestry Product Markets and Marketing
16. Agroforestry Economics and Policy
17. Human and Institutional Dimensions of Agroforestry
18. An Overview of Agroforestry and Its Relevance in the Mexican Context
19. Agroforestry training and education
Harold. E. "Gene" Garrett, School of Natural Resources, The Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Shibu Jose, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Michael A. Gold, School of Natural Resources, The Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

H. E. G. Garrett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO