NRES 417/817: Agroforestry Systems in Sustainable Agriculture
Agroforestry Systems in Sustainable Agriculture Crosslisted as HORT 418/818
Prereqs: 12 hours biological or agricultural sciences.
At least one course in production agriculture and one course in natural resources is strongly suggested. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.
The roles of woody plants in sustainable agricultural systems of temperate regions. Emphasis on the ecological and economic benefits of trees and shrubs in the agricultural landscape. Topics include: habitat diversity and biological control; shelterbelts structure, function, benefits and design; intercropping systems; silvopastoral systems; riparian systems; and production of timber and specialty crops. Comparison of temperate agroforestry systems to those of tropical areas.
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