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- Graves, A. R.; Burgess, P. J.; Liagre, F.; Terreaux, J.-P.; Borrel, T.; Dupraz, C.; Palma, J.; Herzog, F.
- Agroforestry systems 2011 v.81 no.2 pp. 93-108
- farming systems; forestry; agroforestry; simulation models; farm income; agricultural economics; econometric models; profitability; economic impact; land use; geographical variation; crop yield; commodity prices; agricultural subsidies; farm labor; crop acreage; pruning; Europe
- ... Financial feasibility and financial return are two key issues that farmers and land owners consider when deciding between alternative land uses such as arable farming, forestry and agroforestry. Moreover regional variations in yields, prices and government grants mean that the relative revenue and cost of such systems can vary substantially within Europe. To aid our understanding of these variatio ...
- Martins, A.; Marques, G.; Borges, O.; Portela, E.; Lousada, J.; Raimundo, F.; Madeira, M.
- Agroforestry systems 2011 v.81 no.2 pp. 175-189
- Castanea sativa; chestnuts; orchards; crop management; mineral fertilizers; pruning; intensive farming; tillage; crop yield; soil-plant interactions; plant-water relations; grasses; vegetation cover; no-tillage; land use; pastures; mushrooms; farm income; sustainable agriculture; economic impact; vegetation; rainfed farming; irrigated farming; Portugal
- ... Chestnut plantations for fruit production in Northern Portugal have been subjected to intensive management system, including soil tillage, mineral fertilization and pruning. Some of these practices have no positive effect on productivity and soil-plant-water relations. Other systems (e.g., no tillage with maintenance of grass cover) have been adopted, aiming a multifunctional land use, exploiting ...