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New Agroforestry Report Offers Flexible Solutions for Farmers

FS News Posted on: March 07, 2018
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 7, 2018 - Farmers in the United States face the daunting challenge of meeting ever-increasing production demands under the growing uncertainties of dramatically changing weather conditions, climates, and markets.

USDA National Agroforestry Center

Pages Posted on: June 27, 2016
The USDA National Agroforestry Center accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners that conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

Forest Service teaches tribes how to cultivate culturally significant plants

Science Spotlights Posted on: January 29, 2016
The Forest Service’s Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources Team provides an important forum for Native American tribes to network regarding native plant production and restoration. Team leaders have worked with nearly 80 tribes and one-on-one with more than 500 tribal members across the United States and Canada, teaching them how best to propagate culturally significant plants for their own uses.

Streamside management zones

Pages Posted on: December 28, 2015
Streamside management zones are special landscape units that include riparian areas and adjacent lands that mitigate the movement of sediment, nutrients, and other chemicals from upland forest and agricultural management areas into streams.

Data product containing 20-year tree heights, diameters, and genetic variation for "Scots Pine in Eastern Nebraska: A Provenance Study"

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Seedling progenies of 36 rangewide provenances of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvetris) were established in a field test at Horning State Farm experimental area near Plattsmouth, Nebraska in April of 1962. Tree heights were measured at the end of each growing season from 1963 through 1969, and again in 1971. Tree height and diameter at breast height were both measured at the end of the growing season in 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1981.

Trees are the solution to wastewater treatment for small communities

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
The application of municipal wastewater to land for treatment and disposal, or "land farms," was one of the earliest forms of wastewater treatment technology. There has been renewed interest in using these systems in arid regions worldwide to supplement and reuse dwindling water resources. However, arid regions present complex challenges to the use of land application systems.