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By P. K. Ramachandran Nair (auth.), B. Mohan Kumar, P. K. Ramachandran Nair (eds.)

This multi-authored quantity comprises peer-reviewed chapters from the world’s top researchers and pros during this subject. it's a compendium of unique study articles, case experiences, and neighborhood overviews and summarizes the present nation of data on carbon sequestration capability of agroforestry platforms. the most speculation of the publication is that the farmers due to the fact time immemorial have built-in an array of tree and crop species of their land use platforms as a way to accomplish larger productiveness, chance avoidance, product diversification, and sustainability. those multispecies construction structures additionally influence the surroundings methods favorably. but, our realizing of the range attributes and carbon dynamics below agroforestry isn't enough. even supposing carbon sequestration is a focal subject matter of dialogue in so much agroforestry and weather meetings, courses on carbon sequestration in agroforestry are scattered. This ebook, with sixteen chapters geared up into 3 wide sections titled: dimension and Estimation, Agrobiodiversity and Tree administration, and coverage and Socioeconomic features, characterize a move component of the possibilities and demanding situations in present learn and rising matters in harnessing carbon sequestration capability of agroforestry platforms. The e-book is exclusive in its specific and worldwide assurance of the topic, and constitutes a useful reference fabric for college kids and researchers within the box of agroforestry and weather swap mitigation.

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Thus, when the C stock to, say 40 cm or 100 cm depth is reported, that depth should be mentioned. Unfortunately, many reports on soil C stock in AFS, either do not report such details, or do not follow any uniform norm about the depth (for example, Table 3, Nair et al. 2010). This can lead to confusion and speculation when the data are compiled or compared. Based on the results accrued so far from AFS research (Nair et al. 2010), it seems fair to stipulate that soil C stock in AFS should be reported to at least 1 m depth.

Paudel et al. (2011) observed significantly greater percentages of C in soils under a cottonwood (P. deltoides Bortr. ) and grass silvopasture compared to maize-soybean rotation in Missouri (Table 5). In the same study area, Kumar et al. (2010) observed significantly greater root mass in the 1 m soil profile in tree-grass areas than the pasture grass (Table 6), clearly indicating the potential to deposit C deeper in the soil profile in silvopasture compared to pastures. The spatial distribution of C, both above- and below-ground, can vary depending on the design of the silvopastoral systems and management practices.

Benth. ) grown over winter, reported 50 times greater C than the Missouri study (Rhoades et al. 1998). 5 m spacing within rows and 4 m spacing between rows). 08 Mg ha–1 year–1, respectively. In Southern Ontario, Canada, Peichl et al. 5 Mg C ha–1 (Table 2). In central Missouri, Pallardy et al. 5 Mg C ha–1, assuming 50% C in the biomass). 8 Mg C ha–1 (Table 3). 6 times lower compared to the C stocks of riparian buffers. It should be noted that the alley cropping systems reviewed in this analysis are much younger (1–13 year-old) compared to the riparian buffers (2–250 year-old).

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