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Document title

Soil erosion under teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) plantations : General patterns, assumptions and controversies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FERNÁNDEZ-MOYA J. (1 2) ; ALVARADO A. (2) ; FORSYTHE W. (2) ; RAMÍREZ L. (3) ; ALGEET-ABARQUERO N (2 4) ; MARCHAMALO-SACRISTÁN M. (4) ;
(1) Dpto. Silvopascicultura, Univ. Politécnica, Madrid, ESPAGNE
(2) Lab. recursos Naturales, Centro de Investigaciones Agronómicas, Univ., COSTA RICA
(3) Inst. de tecnología Agropecuaria, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, COSTA RICA
(4) Dpto. Ingeniería y Morfología del terreno, E.T.S.I., Univ. Politécnica, Madrid, ESPAGNE

Abstract

The case study was established in Alfisols and slopes ranging from 30 to 60% in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and compares secondary forests with mature teak plantations and young teak plantations under different management regimes. The common myth of high soil erosion rates in teak plantations is refuted. Moderate or low erosion rates are usually found in teak plantations. Prescribed fires in some plantations have probably caused the false myth. It is concluded that poor forest management (prescribed fires, machinery, extremely steep slopes, previous land use, etc.) rather than the nature of the teak itself causes the high rates of erosion

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 123 [pp. 236-242]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2014.08.010

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