Slash/Mulch Systems: Sustainable Methods for Tropical Agriculture

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Slash/Mulch Systems
Sustainable Methods for
Tropical Agriculture

H. David Thurston

WestviewPress
A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Mulching 19
  • 3 - Slash/Mulch Systems in the Americas 31
  • 4 - Slash/Mulch Systems of Africa 73
  • Conclusions 78
  • 5 - Slash/Mulch Systems of Asia and the Pacific Islands 79
  • Conclusions 84
  • 6 - Slash/Mulch Systems That Also Include Burning 87
  • Conclusions 98
  • 7 - Breeding Crops for Traditional Slash/Mulch Systems 99
  • 8 - Cover Crops and Green Manure Crops 103
  • Conclusions 126
  • 9 - Systems Using Slashed (pollard, Pruned, or Coppiced) Shrubs or Trees 127
  • Conclusions 145
  • 10 - Effects of Organic Mulches, Soil Amendments, and Cover Crops on Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens and Their Root Diseases 147
  • 11 - Recommendations 159
  • Bibliography 163
  • General Index 187
  • About the Book and Author 197
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