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Hybrid walnut wood quantity and quality: Agroforestry vs. Forestry systems.

Authors
  • Heim, Lucie
  • CANDELIER, Kevin
  • Badel, Eric
  • DENAUD, Louis
  • Dufour, Lydie
  • Marchal, Remy
Publication Date
May 17, 2021
Source
HAL
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Language
English
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Abstract

On an agroforestry plot, the services provided by agroforestry trees are numerous, especially on the economic front since they help improve the business model of the farm by diversifying activities and income for the farmer.However, agroforestry trees grow in very different conditions than forestry trees systems mainly because of their higher exposure to wind and light, specific competition for water availability, strong interactions with annual crops, numerous human operations on branches (pruning) and root systems. Production level and quality such as anatomical, chemical and technological properties of wood coming from agroforestry systems have not yet been studied. Such results could provide many interesting data to the farmers to promote access of agroforestry wood to conventional and/or niche markets....

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