Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 49–58 | Cite as

Agroforestry: southern pines and subterranean clover cultural treatments

  • H. A. Pearson
  • V. C. Baldwin


Agroforestry research in central Louisiana, USA, examined the effects of agronomic cultural treatments (disk, chemical, hay, and hay-graze) on subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) yields and slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) and loblolly pine (P. taeda L.) survival and growth. Cultural treatments appear necessary for successful production of subterranean clover in tame pastures, especially for early fall forage growth. Subterranean clover yields in volunteer swards during spring were highest on the disk and chemical treatments. Generally, pine survival and growth during the first 5 years following tree establishment were not affected by cultural treatments.

Key words

agroforestry disking grazing hay harvesting herbicide loblolly pine slash pine 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Pearson
    • 1
  • V. C. Baldwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Service, Southern Plains Area South Central Family Farm Research CenterUSDABoonevilleUSA
  2. 2.Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment StationPinevilleUSA

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