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AFSRC Picture of the Week, April 21, 2008
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Scientists are challenged to design agroforestry plantations to maximize yields of wood fiber and herbage in space and time, knowing that the optimum design configuration will depend on site, species, and management objectives. Dr. David Belesky, Research Agronomist, recently collaborated with Dr. David Burner of the USDA-ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Arkansas to publish a paper reporting the results of a study titled “Relative Effects of Irrigation and Intense Shade on Productivity of Alley-Cropped Tall Fescue Herbage”. The paper was published in the journal Agroforestry Systems.


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Last Modified: 4/23/2008