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Does agroforestry increase soil fertility?

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

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Answered Nov 28, 2019

Agroforestry is known to be one of the methods that people use in order to improve their crops. This can also be effective in improving the condition of the soil mainly because this will allow the soil to accumulate more carbon and in the process, get more nutrients that will help reduce the losses of the soil.

The nutrients of the soil may be greatly reduced because of erosion and other issues. By doing agroforestry, it will be easier to keep the soil fertile and very useful for all of your other planting needs.

There are certain crops that will work better together in order to improve their growth overall.

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M. Klose

M. Klose

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M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Feb 20, 2019

There are different studies that show why agroforestry is known to improve soil fertility. First of all, it makes sure that nutrients are cycled well which means that the soil usually ends up having more nutrients for the plants.

The arrangement of the shrubs, trees, and plants are also meant to reduce the possibility of soil erosion. This means that it will have the ability to reduce the loss of water, soil, and other nutrients that will be essential for the growth of plants.

There are different types of agroforestry system that may be done depending on the location where this will be done. This method should be done by professionals who have developed the skills needed for this over time.

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John F. connor

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John F. connor, Content Marketing executive, MA, Minsk,Poland

Answered Feb 08, 2019

When a farmer uses his land over and over again to grow crops, the soil will eventually become so infertile that it can’t grow anything. The soil will erode. Then the farmer must move from his farm. This can be costly. Agroforestry is a common practice for a farmer who wants to keep his farm for years and then pass it down to his children. Agroforestry is when the farmer grows trees and bushes around or near his main crops in order to produce better quality or more main crops. The reason for doing this is because it does increase the soil fertility. Otherwise, the farmer would have no reason to first purchase the trees and then use his farmland for other things.

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Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Jan 22, 2019

Yes
Agroforestry promotes a more effective and efficient way of cycling of nutrients. It helps maintain or improve the soil fertility, it promotes soil conversation, it helps achieve sustainable production and reduce soil degradation.

Agroforestry also help prevent soil erosion caused by wind or water by reducing losses of water, soil material, organic matter and nutrients.

All of these benefits add up to increase the fertility of soil, which in turn yields more products.

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