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Agroforestry seems to have lower soil erosion rates compared to monocultures. Can you think of specific examples/references showing this trend?

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LIVINGAGRO ForumAgroforestry seems to have lower soil erosion rates compared to monocultures. Can you think of specific examples/references showing this trend?
Josep Duran asked 1 year ago

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Lisa Rad answered 12 months ago
Well, that certainly makes sense, since, for example, if cover crops grow beneath olive trees, especially in hilly areas, they would help prevent  erosion. 

Josep Duran answered 12 months ago
Of course! This article shows the reduction on soil erosion while increasing tree density on crop land: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/16/6676 

Peter Moubarak answered 11 months ago
There are many many studies proofing that agroforestry can reduce soil erosion. I would compare it to a natural forest system where many levels of plants are present. This certainly protect the soil from factors leading to erosion such as wind and rain. We should always try to mimic the nature. 

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