Trees for Shelter: A Guide to Using Windbreaks on Australian Farms
An easy-to-read, fully illustrated book, Trees for shelter a guide to using windbreaks on Australian farms ,has been produced to help farmers, land managers and policy makers realise the potential environmental and economic gains of integrating windbreaks into farming systems. This draws on the National Windbreaks Program findings and subsequent research to explain: how windbreaks work; their effects on factors that might limit productivity ;and how to design and maintain an effective windbreak system.
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Behind the trees
Farming with windbreaks
Designing and managing windbreaks
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