Fine root and nodule dynamics of Erythrina poeppigiana in an alley cropping system in Costa Rica

  title={Fine root and nodule dynamics of Erythrina poeppigiana in an alley cropping system in Costa Rica},
  author={Patrick E. K. Chesney and Pekka Nygren},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
Fine root and nodule production and turnover in pruned 2- and 8-yr-old Erythrina poeppigiana (Walp.) O.F. Cook trees were estimated under humid tropical conditions by applying the compartment flow model (CFM) to fine root and nodule biomass and necromass measured in sequentially taken core samples. Shoot pruning intensities compared were complete pruning (i.e., complete removal of shoots) and partial pruning (i.e., retention of one branch on the pruned stump). The CFM provided reasonable… CONTINUE READING
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