Assessment of the Role of Shelterbelts in Optimization of Soils and Landscapes: Literature Review of Information

Author(s):  Y.G. Chendev , Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, chendev@bsu.edu.ru

E.S. Bespalova, no, no, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia

Issue:  Volume 43, № 2

Rubric:  Earth sciences

Annotation:  In article ideas of multidimensional role of shelterbelts in agroforestry management of lands are observed. Many authors recognize the beneficial effect of shelterbelts on soils and environment not only as a result of decrease in the intensity of soil erosion, but also due to a number of other positive effects, such as: improvement of soil fertility and quality, formation of favorable microclimatic conditions, increasing of crop yields etc. The authors of the article focused attention on analysis of shelterbelts effect on the properties of soils as the main objects of labor and the main resource for high yields obtaining - to revive interest for reproduction and optimization the state of shelterbelts. Historical stages of shelterbelts introduction for agroforestry melioration in Russia are briefly covered, and current state of this question is characterized. The aspects of changes in the humus state of soils within shelterbelts zone influence are discussed. The role of long term soil researches on the territory of the Kamennaya Steppe is marked. The specifics of shelterbelts management in landscapes of various geographical regions of the Earth are considered. It is emphasized that one of regions with great importance of agroforestry management is the territory of the Central Chernozem Region, and the Belgorod oblast in particular.

Keywords:  soils, shelterbelts, agroforestry management, literary review.

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