Agroforestry is the integration of trees into farming. In agroforestry, trees are an essential part of the farm. They help improve farm productivity and increase crop yields. Agroforestry can also make farms more profitable while helping to protect the environment.
By growing trees with crops, forage and livestock you can:
- improve yields
- reduce soil loss
- conserve soil moisture
- recycle nutrients
- reduce the effects of agriculture
Trees and shrubs can increase a farm's profits when they are grown to produce high-value timber or other tree products (for example, fruit).
- Benefits of agroforestry
Learn how agroforestry plantings increase crop yields and biodiversity and provide shelter.
- Shelterbelt planning and establishment
Decide what kind of trees to plant, where to plant them and how to care for them.
- Growth and maintenance of trees
Learn about planting and maintaining your trees.
- Diseases and Pests
Learn about diseases and pests that are common on the Canadian prairies.
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