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Nitrogen Fixing Trees for Acid Soils

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Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development

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Acknowledgments, Mark H. Powell iii

Introduction, Mark H. Powell 1


1. Assessing Soil Acidity
Richard Fisher, E. M. Hutton, Avilio A. Franco, Anthony
Juo, Donald Kass, and Dale Evans 3

2. Selecting Nitrogen Fixing Trees for Acid Soils
Mark H. Powell and John C. Weber 9

3. Growing Nitrogen Fixing Trees in Acid Soils
C. Buford Briscoe, Sergio M. de Faria, Veronique Lambert,
Gregory Minnick, and Ricardo R. Russo 19

4. Nitrogen Fixing Trees for Animal Production on Acid
Ricardo R. Russo and Raul Botero Botero 31

5. Pests of Important Nitrogen Fixing Trees that Tolerate
Acid Soils
Luko Hilje and Marcela Arguedas 41


A. Nitrogen Fixing Tree Highlights: species tolerant of
acid soils 51

B. Seed and inoculant suppliers 93

C. Authors 97

D. Selected readings 101