Working Trees Info Sheet — What is alley cropping?
Working Trees Info Sheet highlights the benefits and issues that Alley Cropping can address or provide. It's the latest NAC product with more to come in the future.
Alley Cropping — An Agroforestry Practice
This presentation provides an overview of Alley Cropping, one of the five recognized agroforestry practices in the U.S. (22 slides)
- Power Point (4.7 MB)
In alley cropping, an agricultural crop is grown simultaneously with a long-term tree crop to provide annual income while the tree crop matures. Fine hardwoods, like walnut, oak, ash, and pecan, are favored species in alley cropping systems and can potentially provide high-value lumber or veneer logs. Nut crops can be another intermediate product.
- Working Trees Info Sheets
- Working Trees
- Inside Agroforestry
- Vol. 19; Issue 2; 2011; Alley Cropping:
- Winter 2005: Canada
- Summer / Fall 2003: SARE
- Winter 2003: 2002 Farm Bill
- Fall 2001 / Winter 2002: Alley Cropping
- Spring 2001: Buffers
- Spring 2000: Status Of Our Nation's Water
- Winter 1996: Enterprise Development
- Summer 1995: Sustainable Agriculture
- Spring 1995: Agroforestry Is National
- Agroforestry Notes
- Specialty Forest Products
- Additional Brochures
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