Fallow enrichment of a traditional slash/mulch system in southern Costa Rica: comparisons of biomass production and crop yield

  title={Fallow enrichment of a traditional slash/mulch system in southern Costa Rica: comparisons of biomass production and crop yield},
  author={J. Kettler},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  • J. Kettler
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Agroforestry Systems
The slash and mulch system of ‘frijol tapado’ or ‘covered bean’ is a pre-hispanic system of bean production found throughout much of Central America. However, land use pressures have forced farmers to shorten the traditional fallow period, thus resulting in decreasing productivity. A potential solution is to enrich the fallow by using leguminous nitrogen-fixing trees. The enriched fallow systems evaluated in this study include both single and mixed species treatments: 1) Erythrina poeppigiana… Expand

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