Transpiration from a neem windbreak in the Sahel

Brenner, A J and Jarvis, P G and Vandenbeldt, R J (1991) Transpiration from a neem windbreak in the Sahel. In: Proceedings of the Niamey Workshop, February 1991, Niamey (Niger).

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Windbreaks are being recommended for many areas of dryland Africa, although their effect on the area water balance is unknown. This study shows that a linear relationship exists between the leaf area and stem basal area of young neem trees The relationship remains linear into the dry season with a constant slope and a changing Intercept. Transpiration from individual trees, measured using a heat pulse velocity recorder. was scaled up to a windbreak by normalizing with stem basal area. For the unstrwsed windbreak calculated transpiration rates were 29.2 dm3 day-1 m-1.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 03:34
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 11:53
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