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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Maize yields in developing countries have significantly lifted when the crop is planted among trees... The acacias are planted at a density of 100 trees per hectare at 10-metre by 10m spacings, and when fully grown, they are thinned to 25 trees/ha... "Growing the trees adjacent to crops dramatically increases production and soil health," Dr Garrity said...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Finally to the numerous farmers, business people and researchers I met around the world that were also very generous with their time and knowledge, thank you... It is widely regarded that cactus is high yielding, highly palatable and a readily available source of carbohydrates but lacks crude protein and crude fibre to get the best performance out of cactus it needs to be supplemented with a cheap source of fibre and protein (Nefzaoui, Salem, Salem, 2000, p512 - 516)... Develop a farming operation where a normal budget would rely on less than 50% of traditional farming system to generate the income reducing exposure to financial risk in droughts...
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Maintaining yield and quality in certified orchards organic apple.. Jason Jarvis Maximizing profitability when going Organic 11 - The use of shading to encourage apple trees to shed a percentage of their crop is a novel idea which research has shown to have potential... In a summary from the assessment on the 26 th of January 2009 by Jonathon Brookes, Technical Services Manager with Agfirst, the following points are made: BioAg treated trees had a 25% higher average number of fruit per tree (not statistically different due to variability between individual trees) Even with a greater crop load on BioAg treated trees, fruit size was not statistically different...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Nutty idea to make sandy paddocks pay.. Sandalwood planted on low-profit soils.. Trees produce nuts after five years..
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