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What crops are commonly agroforested?

Asked by M. Jabrowsky, Last updated: Feb 08, 2019

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M. Klose

M. KloseContent Writer, Oakland
Content Writer, Oakland

Answered on Feb 20, 2019

It is important to understand what agroforestry is first. This is the process by which shrubs and trees are planted in order to enclose certain areas. This can be effective in improving crop production because the soil where the crops will grow will be greatly enhanced. Soil conservation is also another benefit that this can provide.

It is important to understand what agroforestry is first. This is the process by which shrubs and
What are the plants that are used for agroforestry? You may normally see some fruit plants and nut plants that can grow with each other. There are also some that would use corn crops. There are also some reports that walnut trees can be effective for this. It will depend on where agroforestry will be done.

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J. connor

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Answered on Feb 08, 2019

If you are driving down the rural road, you may run across a plot of land that has crops and in between the crops or around the edges of the rows, you may see some trees or bushes that have been planted and are growing around these crops. This is known as agroforestry.

If you are driving down the rural road, you may run across a plot of land that has crops and in
This type of land use is often seen in Africa and the United States. There are two main types of cropping among the agroforestry and these are called strip cropping and alley cropping. Different crops are used for these types of cropping. In alley cropping, you may see walnut trees among the corn crops. In strip cropping, the crops are fruits and nuts. There could also be maize grown as well.

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C. Matz

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C. MatzCollege student, Graduation, Orlando
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Answered on Jan 22, 2019

Banana
It is often used as middle or upper storey crops with other crops like Irish potatoes being grown underneath. Sometimes, they are mixed with taller trees.

Banana
It is often used as middle or upper storey crops with other crops like Irish potatoes being
Coffee and cocoa

Coffee is also one of the common agroforestry crops grown by farmers. It enables farmers to grow tress in many spatial arrangements with other crops.

Pumpkin

It large leaves and horizontal growth patterns provides additional shade and moisture retention. It does not compete with crops that grow vertically for sunlight.

Banana
It is often used as middle or upper storey crops with other crops like Irish potatoes being
Nitrogen fixing tress

Sesbania sesban, Faidherbia albino and Gliricidia are trees that fix nitrogen which results in introduction of more nitrogen to the soil.

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