Radiation Availability in Agroforestry System of Coffee and Rubber Trees

  • C. A. Righi
  • A. M. P. Lunz
  • M. S. Bernardes
  • C. R. Pereira
  • D. Dourado-Neto
  • J. L. Favarin
Part of the Advances in Agroforestry book series (ADAG, volume 4)

Arabic coffee (Coffea arabica L.) originates in the high lands of Southern Ethiopia, close to the equator, at latitudes 6 to 9° N, longitudes of 34 to 40° E and altitudes of 1400 and 1800 m. This region has a dry season that lasts for 3–4 months, and the annual precipitation ranges from 1200 to 2000 mm throughout the year. Temperature varies from 18°C to 22°C. In this area, coffee plants always grow under conditions of shade in the tropical forest (Krug, 1959; Kumar, 1979).


Leaf Area Agroforestry System Specific Leaf Area Rubber Tree Total Leaf Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Righi
    • 1
  • A. M. P. Lunz
    • 2
  • M. S. Bernardes
    • 3
  • C. R. Pereira
    • 4
  • D. Dourado-Neto
    • 3
  • J. L. Favarin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Crop ScienceESALQ, Universidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de Pesquisa Agroflorestal do AcreEmpresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária — EMBRAPAZona RuralAC — Brazil
  3. 3.Dept. Crop ScienceUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Ciências AmbientaisUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro — UFRRJ, Instituto de FlorestasSeropédicaBrazil

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