Wilke, B. J. and J. M. Kunkle. 2009. What does agriculture have to do with climate change? Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Issues Figure Set #3 6.
Agricultural management practices in the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) experiment at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) range from high intensity (Conventional Row Crop Management) to low intensity (Old Growth Forest). Many of these practices are visible in this mid-summer photo. Alfalfa, which will be harvested for animal feed, is growing in the foreground. Corn harvested for grain is growing on the right side of the photo while an old field successional plot is on the left side. Poplar trees, which are harvested for biomass, and hardwood forests are visible in the background. Photo taken from the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Long Term Ecological Research website
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