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

  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},
In seasonally dry environments maintaining year-round production of silvopastoral systems can be challenging due to drought effects on vegetation. Different tree species native to dry forests may show contrasting strategies to deal with drought, which could impact silvopastoral productivity. We assessed the differential effect of drought on seedlings of five tree species from a dry tropical forest with high forage potential. The species were subjected to three irrigation schemes (well-watered… 

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