This book contains a selection of papers presented at the first International Symposium on Windbreak Technology, summarising the available worldwide literature on windbreaks and the response, both positive and negative, to wind protection. State-of-the-art information is presented on general design criteria, and principles of planting and establishment for a wide range of conditions and objectives. It provides descriptive information of tree and shrub species for arid, semi-arid, temperate and tropical areas, and their use in windbreaks.

Table of Contents

Keynote address. Shelter: Its management and promotion (J.W. Sturrock). 1. Windbreak basics. Effects of windbreaks on turbulent transport and microclimate (K.G. McNaughton). Effects of windbreak structure on wind flow (G.M. Heisler, D.R. DeWalle). Plant response to wind (J. Grace). 2. Wind erosion. Basic wind erosion processes (L. Lyles). Basic principles of wind erosion control (G. Tibke). Design and use of field windbreaks in wind erosion control systems (K.A. Ticknor). 3. Non-woody windbreaks. The use of perennial herbaceous barriers for water conservation and the protection of soils and crops (A.L. Black, J.K. Aase). Annual herbaceous windbarriers for protecting crops and soils and managing snowfall (J.D. Bilbro, D.W. Fryrear). 4. Crop response to windbreaks. Benefits of windbreaks to field and forage crops (J. Kort). The influence of field windbreaks on vegetable and specialty crops (C.S. Baldwin). Windbreaks: benefits to orchard and vineyard crops (R.L. Norton). Field windbreaks: design criteria (S.J. Finch). 5. Livestock and windbreaks. Layout and design criteria for livestock windbreaks (S.I. Dronen). 6. Windbreaks and energy. Use of windbreaks for home energy conservation (D.R. DeWalle, G.M. Heisler). Farmstead windbreaks (B. Wight). Functions and buffer plantings in urban environments (E.G. McPherson). 7. Windbreaks and wildlife. Influences of shelterbelts on wildlife management and biology (R.J. Johnson, M.M. Beck). Design of windbreaks for wildlife in the Great Plains of North America (S.W. Capel). 8. Windbreaks, snow and water use. The design and use of living snow fences in North America (D.L. Shaw). Snow distribution on crop fields (H. Scholten). Crop water use and water conservation benefits from windbreaks (G.L. Dickey). Effects of shelter on plant water use (J.E. Davis, J.M. Norman). 9. Win


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