Combining Short Rotation Coppice with Annual Crops - Modern Agroforestry Systems for Sustainable Land Use

M. Bärwolff, C. Böhm, C. Schmidt, K.-U. Schwarz & A. Vetter
The production of fuelwood in short rotation coppice (SRC) is considered as one compartment in the upcoming intensification of the generation of renewable resources, which importance is undoubted in terms of reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and gaining independence of fossil fuels. Increased production of biomass for energy recovery will intensify the pressure on land, leading to further intensification of agricultural management. Combining forestry and agricultural systems seem to be a promising solution. In...