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Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract

Charles A. Francis, George Bird, Raymond Poincelot
October 23, 2006

Get the latest sustainable agriculture practices and keep an eye on the future Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract explores the challenges faced by today’s farmers and ranchers to provide practical strategies to develop a twenty-first century system of...

Introduction to Agroecology: Principles and Practices

Paul Wojtkowski
October 17, 2006

A crucial reference/textbook that provides a wide spectrum of information in one easily understandable sourceThe essence of agroecology lies in harnessing and harmonizing the forces of nature for productive purpose. Introduction to Agroecology: Principles and Practices comprehensively explains how...

Agricultural Sustainability: Principles, Processes, and Prospects

Saroja Raman
September 26, 2006

Take a balanced look at ways to ensure food security and to work to erase hunger around the worldAgriculture is the most aggressively managed ecosystem. Agricultural Sustainability: Principles, Processes, and Prospects provides a comprehensive examination of all facets of agricultural...

Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

Paul C.D. Newton, R. Andrew Carran, Grant R. Edwards, Pascal A. Niklaus
September 01, 2006

Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate considers the consequences of changes in the atmosphere and climate on the integrity, stability, and productivity of agroecosystems. The book adopts a novel approach by bringing together theoretical contributions from ecologists and the applied interpretations...

Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops

Franc Bavec, Martina Bavec
July 20, 2006

Merging coverage of two increasingly popular and quickly growing food trends, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops provides an overview of the basic principles of organic agriculture and highlights its multifunctionality with special emphasis on the conservation of rare crops and their...

Environmental Services of Agroforestry Systems

Yale University, Florencia Montagnini
March 03, 2006

Get cutting-edge agroforestry research and dataDeforestation and the rampant use of fossil fuels are major contributors to increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and are enormous influences on global warming. Agroforestry systems and tree plantations can help mitigate the resulting climate change...

Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems

Norman Uphoff, Andrew S. Ball, Erick Fernandes, Hans Herren, Olivier Husson, Mark Laing, Cheryl Palm, Jules Pretty, Pedro Sanchez, Nteranya Sanginga, Janice Thies
March 03, 2006

Global agriculture is now at the crossroads. The Green Revolution of the last century is losing momentum. Rates of growth in food production are now declining, with land and water resources becoming scarcer, while world population continues to grow. We need to continue to identify and share the...

New Dimensions in Agroecology

Anil Shrestha, David Clements
November 10, 2004

Reduce the environmentally negative aspects of industrial agriculture with an ecologically sound philosophy! New Dimensions in Agroecology explores the latest developments in the emerging science of agroecology, focusing on how these new concepts and cutting-edge tools will help minimize the...

Soil Organic Matter in Sustainable Agriculture

Fred Magdoff, Ray R. Weil
May 27, 2004

Recognition of the importance of soil organic matter (SOM) in soil health and quality is a major part of fostering a holistic, preventive approach to agricultural management. Students in agronomy, horticulture, and soil science need a textbook that emphasizes strategies for using SOM management  in...

Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems

Miguel Altieri, Clara Nicholls
January 27, 2004

Explore the latest research on biological control! Completely updated for 2004, this new edition examines methods for making agricultural systems less susceptible to insect pests. Containing new findings and reports of strategies, Biodiversity and Pest Management in Agroecosystems, Second Edition...

Landscape Agroecology

Paul Wojtkowski
December 12, 2003

Learn how the principles and practices of landscape agroecology can help to overcome drought, flooding, poor soil, damaging winds, plant diseases, plant-eating insects, and more! Examining the concepts, conventions, and components that underlie the ecology of human-managed landscapes, this is the...

Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Agroecosystems

Mario Giampietro
November 24, 2003

Ecologists, agronomists, and others who may question the validity of current models for determining sustainable growth of agroecosystems, need a new set of analytical tools that more effectively address the complex nature of related processes. Those who challenge traditional assumptions of...