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Soil Tillage in Agroecosystems

1st Edition

Adel El Titi
December 26, 2002

Soil tillage is, and will remain, the guiding component of soil management and consequently has far-reaching implications for agroecosystems. Understanding structures and functions of soil ecosystems under different tillage/no tillage practices is an essential requirement for any future farming...

Tropical Agroecosystems

1st Edition

John H. Vandermeer
December 03, 2002

Tropical areas present ecological, cultural and political problems that demand analysis that is distinct from general ecological analysis. The tropical environment is special in many ways, from the lack of a biological down season (winter), to generally poor soil conditions, to a reliance on...

Landscape Ecology in Agroecosystems Management

1st Edition

Lech Ryszkowski
December 27, 2001

Successful management of agricultural landscapes depends on the recognition of the relationships between the processes and the structures that maintain the system. The rapidly growing science of Landscape Ecology quantifies the ways these ecosystems interact and establishes a link between the...

Allelopathy in Agroecosystems

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

Agroecology: The Science Of Sustainable Agriculture, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Miguel A Altieri
October 13, 1995

This new edition builds on the explosion of research on sustainable agriculture since the late 1980s. By separating myth from reality, Miguel Altieri extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and expounds on management systems that ?really work.? Providing case studies of sustainable...

Sustainable Agriculture Systems

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...