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Windbreak benefit to potato yield in tropical north Australia

Sun, D. and Dickinson, G. R. (1996) Windbreak benefit to potato yield in tropical north Australia. Tree Planters' Notes, 47 (3). pp. 110-115. ISSN 00968714 (ISSN)



A study was conducted on the Atherton Tablelands of tropical north Australia to quantify the benefit of a 18-month-old windbreak to the production of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). In the leeward side, wind velocity and potato yield were measured at various distances from the windbreak. Wind direction on the study site was also monitored. Non-linear modeling was used to describe the relationship between potato yield and distance from the windbreak. The definite integral was applied to the developed model to calculate the net increase percentage of potato yield. Wind velocity was greatly reduced by the windbreak, and potato yield was increased by 6%. It appears that fitting non-linear models is a useful method to determine an accurate net increase of crops from windbreaks.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Vegetables
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
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