A combination of forage species with different responses to drought can increase year-round productivity in seasonally dry silvopastoral systems

@article{TamayoChim2012ACO,
  title={A combination of forage species with different responses to drought can increase year-round productivity in seasonally dry silvopastoral systems},
  author={Manuela Tamayo-Chim and Casandra Reyes-Garc{\'i}a and Roger Orellana},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2012},
  volume={84},
  pages={287 - 297}
}
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