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Allelopathy in Agroecosystems

Ravinder Kumar Kohli, Harminder Pal Singh, Daizy Rani Batish
August 17, 2001

Discover environmentally safe ways to control weeds and pests!Until now farmers have had to choose between using expensive herbicides and fertilizers, which pollute the water table, or watching crop yields drop. All too often, crop yields dropped anyway, despite intensive farming. Allelopathy in...

Structure and Function in Agroecosystem Design and Management

Masae Shiyomi, Hiroshi Koizumi
February 21, 2001

Structure and Function in Agroecosystem Design and Management presents an advanced discussion of the need to design agricultural systems that 1) increase reliance on biological interactions in agroecosystems as a means of decreasing dependence on the use of large quantities of agrochemicals and the...

Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities

Cornelia Flora
February 05, 2001

There is an increasing realization among biophysical scientists that human behavior drastically impacts the degree to which sound agroecosystems are implemented. Written by an international team of experts assembled by a leading rural sociologist, Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural...

Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies

Stephen R. Gliessman
September 25, 2000

Agroecologists from around the world share their experiences in the analysis and development of indicators of agricultural sustainability in Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. The authors build on the resource-conserving aspects of traditional, local, and small-scale...

Challenge of Plant and Agricultural Sciences to the Crisis of Biosphere on the Earth in the 21st Century

Kazuo Watanabe
November 01, 1999

For contribution to the growth and advancement of emerging fundamental science and technology, the first Toyota Conference was organized in 1987 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Since then, this convergence has been held every year, dealing with a broad range...

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Louise E. Buck, James P. Lassoie, Erick C.M. Fernandes
December 28, 1998

Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems examines the environmental and social conditions that affect the roles and performance of trees in field- and forest-based agricultural production systems. Various types of ecological settings for agroforestry are analyzed within temperate and...

Sustainable Agriculture Systems

J. L. Hatfield, Douglas L. Karlen
November 23, 1993

Sustainable agriculture embodies many concepts in its attempt to integrate all the aspects of farming systems into a holistic system. This book explores the processes that occur within the components of a sustainable system and shows where we can build upon our existing knowledge to develop the...

Sustainable Agricultural Systems

June 01, 1990

A unique look at how the adoption of sustainable farming methods is being pursued throughout the world. This comprehensive book provides clear insight into research and education needs and the many points of view that come to bear on the issue of sustainability. Essential for agricultural leaders...