The water balance of mixed tree-crop systems

Bayala, J., and Wallace, J.S. (2015) The water balance of mixed tree-crop systems. In: Ong, C.K., Black, Colin R., and Wilson, Julia, (eds.) Tree-crop interactions. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 146-190.

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This chapter reviews the beneficial and adverse effects of trees on crops with regard to water use and water balance, and considers how tree-crop interactions may change under different resource supply conditions and how the associated trade-offs may be controlled through management practices. The basic processes (rainfall, soil water and drainage, soil evaporation, and transpiration) controlling individual water balance components and how these may be influenced by specific tree-crop mixtures are also discussed, as well as the techniques that may be used to quantify each water balance component.

Item ID: 43760
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78064-511-7
Funders: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Projects and Grants: ICRAF project R4853
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 23:11
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960504 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments @ 100%
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