Agroforestry tree selection in central Chile: biological nitrogen fixation and early plant growth in six dryland species

@article{Aronson2004AgroforestryTS,
  title={Agroforestry tree selection in central Chile: biological nitrogen fixation and early plant growth in six dryland species},
  author={James C. Aronson and Carlos Ovalle and J. Avendano and Luis Longeri and Alejandro del Pozo},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={155-166}
}
Growth rate, resource partitioning, and several biological traits related to biological N2 fixation for six native or non-native tree species were compared using 15N isotope dilution techniques. The trees were field grown for six years in a semiarid mediterranean-climate region with five to six months a year of absolute drought. Trees were tested as candidates for new agroforestry systems being developed in central Chile to improve soil fertility and land ‘health’, while also increasing… CONTINUE READING
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