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Effects of alley cropping system on soil losses and runoff on sloping pistachio orchards.

Presentation of a study which presents the effects of erosion in pistachio orchards in the South Eastern Turkey; provides data for studies on soil conservation and raises awareness of soil erosion.

Year of Publication2011

Erosion is a significant problem in pistachio orchards of the South Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Alley cropping is the growing of various crops in areas between the rows of fruit trees. Advantages of alley cropping include: enhancing or diversifying farm products; reducing runoff and erosion; improving utilization of nutrients; modifying the microclimate for improved crop production; improving wildlife habitat. This presentation discusses a study which aimed to present the effects of erosion in pistachio orchards in the South Eastern Turkey; provide data for studies on soil conservation and provide awareness of people in the region on soil erosion.

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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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