Shoot pruning of a hedgerow perennial legume alters the availability and temporal dynamics of root-derived nitrogen in a subtropical setting

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There is increasing interest in the ecology of tree-based intercropping systems, particularly alley cropping, in temperate settings. Shoot pruning of the tree component is an integral practice to alley cropping. Shoot pruning likely results in an input of belowground C and N to soil, with potential, but unknown impacts on the time pattern of N availability… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0760-8

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