Cider apples

Cider apples

The first species we’ll learn about is apples. Varieties grown for cider are an especially important commercial agroforestry crop. Key Tree Crops for the Midwest: Apples Kaitie Adams, Savanna Institute and orchardist Kaitie sheds light on growing cider apples...
Windbreaks

Windbreaks

Windbreaks are an agroforestry practice that involves planting trees or shrubs in rows to create a wind barrier protecting crops, animals, people, and soils. They can also provide wildlife and pollinator habitat, visual barriers, and buffers from sound or pesticide...
Introduction

Introduction

The particular crops and practices people use vary across the landscape based on site characteristics (soils, climate, water availability, geomorphology) as well as the practitioner’s goals, values, and resources. For this reason, agroforestry looks different...
Perennial Crops Summary

Perennial Crops Summary

Over the past several pages, we have highlight twelve of the most prommising woody perennial fruit and nut crops for commercial production in the Midwest. Take someĀ  time to reflect on all that we have learned about these crops. The following questions will help you...
Perennial Practices Summary

Perennial Practices Summary

Over the past several pages, we have covered the five core agroforestry practices practices in the US. Take someĀ  time to reflect on all that we have learned about these practices. The following questions will help you think about how these practices could be...