Temperate agroforestry research: considering multifunctional woody polycultures and the design of long-term field trials

  title={Temperate agroforestry research: considering multifunctional woody polycultures and the design of long-term field trials},
  author={Sarah Taylor Lovell and Christian Dupraz and Michael Gold and Shibu Jose and Ronald S. Revord and Erik Christian Stanek and Kevin J Wolz},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
Abstract The many benefits of agroforestry are well-documented, from ecological functions such as biodiversity conservation and water quality improvement, to cultural functions including aesthetic value. In North American agroforestry, however, little emphasis has been placed on production capacity of the woody plants themselves, taking into account their ability to transform portions of the landscape from annual monoculture systems to diversified perennial systems capable of producing fruits… 

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