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Effects of Agroforestry on the agro-ecosystem: a study of the crops-soil-climate-biodiversity system in Short Rotation Coppice temperate agro-silvopastoral system

Deremetz, Valentin (2017) Effects of Agroforestry on the agro-ecosystem: a study of the crops-soil-climate-biodiversity system in Short Rotation Coppice temperate agro-silvopastoral system. Organic Research Centre and IUT Amiens .

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I carried out my internship at the Organic Research Centre in the agroforestry department. I studied the effects of the SRC trees and their age on the agro-ecosystem in the agro-silvopastoral field of the Elm farm. I carried out the assessments of the oats, the weeds, the earthworms, the ground beetles and the soil. I found no significant effects on the oats concerning its cover, the timing of the growth stage. In this study, we have also shown an effect of the trees and the tree row covered by weed, woodchip, dead litter on the population and the richness of earthworms and on the activity, the diversity and the richness of the ground beetles. The study of the community of weeds showed any contamination from the tree row, an effect of the perennial weeds and the interest of the weeds of the tree row for Wildlife. The soil organic matter has been studied in aim to show or not an increase of this level by the tree. In this report, we present the state of the art about Agroforestry where we will focus on the interactions between the trees, the agro-ecosystem and the climate. We will try to give some tools and way of management of these interactions.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Agro-silvopastoral SRC agroforestry agro-ecosystem age of the tree
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: France > Other organizations
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Deposited By: Deremetz, Valentin
ID Code:32527
Deposited On:16 Jan 2018 14:09
Last Modified:16 Jan 2018 14:09
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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