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Agricultural Prairies: Natural Resources and Crop Productivity

K. R. Krishna
January 28, 2015

This book is a comprehensive volume that brings together vast knowledge about agricultural prairies in one place, providing concise information and providing concise descriptions of natural resources and their influence on crop productivity. It provides detailed descriptions about natural settings...

Biopesticides Handbook

Leo M.L. Nollet, Hamir Singh Rathore
January 22, 2015

The need to feed an ever-growing global population combined with increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices has generated a significant rise in demand for biopesticides. By responding concurrently to the interests of farming, forestry, and industrial sectors, biopesticides offer a...

Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Edition

Stephen R. Gliessman
December 19, 2014

Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. Hence, learning can best be achieved through an experiential approach to the topic. Designed to accompany Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems,...

Package Price Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition

Stephen R. Gliessman
December 17, 2014

Stephen Gliessman's complementary volumes, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition and Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Edition are now available together for one low price. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the third edition of...

Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition

Stephen R. Gliessman
December 09, 2014

Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the...

Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
November 24, 2014

Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers’ lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic...

Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

Noureddine Benkeblia
November 20, 2014

We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment....

Ecological Consequences of Increasing Crop Productivity: Plant Breeding and Biotic Diversity

Anatoly I. Opalko, Larissa I. Weisfeld, Sarra A. Bekuzarova, Nina A. Bome, Gennady E. Zaikov
September 25, 2014

With contributions from leading scientists in agricultural biology and young researchers, this book examines the ecological consequences that sometimes arise with various methods of increasing crop productivity. It also presents agroecological approaches to crop improvement and productivity from...

Land Use Intensification: Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes

David Lindenmayer, Saul Cunningham, Andrew Young
July 26, 2012

By 2050, the global population of humans is predicted to increase by 35 percent. Approximately 70 percent more food may be required, and this will take place against a backdrop of 15-40 percent land degradation. This book examines land use intensification and biodiversity conservation and...

Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems

Tanya E. Cheeke, David C. Coleman, Diana H. Wall
July 17, 2012

While soil ecologists continue to be on the forefront of research on biodiversity and ecosystem function, there are few interdisciplinary studies that incorporate ecological knowledge into sustainable land management practices. Conventional, high fossil-fuel input-based agricultural systems can...

Global Economic and Environmental Aspects of Biofuels

David Pimentel
April 02, 2012

Biofuels and food are dependent on the same resources for production: land, water, and energy. The conjuncture of food, energy, and climate crises demands a new direction in how to harness agriculture to the joint tasks of energy-saving, emissions reduction, and food security. Global Economic and...

Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies

Noureddine Benkeblia
July 11, 2011

Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production process. The transformation from industrial...