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Ten percent multipurpose tree cover for every farm: A low risk, high opportunity first step

15 Oct 2020


U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1911 - Carlos G Bates

Victorian Farmers Federation, Farm Tree and Landcare Association - Otway Agroforestry Network - Faculty of Land and Food Resources, The University Melbourne
Andrew Stewart, Rohan Reid

Agricultural research suggests that farmers can confidently plant trees for shelter and land protection across at least five per cent of their farm without risking agricultural productivity or capital value. Most farmers could increase this to 7 or 8 percent by protecting native remnants, targeting land of low agricultural value and extending ornamental plantings.

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