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Alley Cropping and Windbreaks

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulture Specialist

Continuing my series on agroforestry, I would like to discuss two more of the five agroforestry practices, alley cropping and windbreaks.

Alley cropping involves the planting of crops in between trees. Of course crop plants require sunlight. And trees block sunlight. So how does this make sense?

I’m not suggesting that a farmer start planting trees in his prime agricultural land. But there are

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