The challenges and opportunities, including financial returns, were studied for six different perennial crops that can be used in agroforestry practices. Crops investigated were aronia berry, black walnut, chestnut, Christmas trees, elderberry and hazelnut.
What crops have high potential as species for inclusion in agroforestry practices?
This project showed that several of these identified crops can generate per acre returns greater than row crops over a projected 20-year time frame, although risk is generally higher. Barriers to wider adoption and marketing channels also were addressed in this study.
Year of Grant Completion
Jensen, Jeff, "Evaluating perennial crop options for inclusion in agroforestry systems" (2014). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 442.