An Ecosystem Approach To Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency In The American South by Carl F. JordanAn Ecosystem Approach To Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency In The American South by Carl F. Jordan

An Ecosystem Approach To Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency In The American South

byCarl F. Jordan

Paperback | June 18, 2015

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Modern industrial agriculture is not sustainable because of its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable source of the energy used in farming, and because of pollution caused by petroleum products such as fertilizers and pesticides. A systems analysis of farming suggests that agriculture will be more sustainable when services of nature, such as nutrient recycling by soil micro-organisms and natural controls of insects, replace the services now provided by energy from petroleum. Examples are drawn from the Southeastern USA, but lessons learned can be applied worldwide.

Title:An Ecosystem Approach To Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency In The American SouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:247 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:June 18, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400797176

ISBN - 13:9789400797178

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Table of Contents

A Systems (Holistic) Approach to Sustainable Agriculture.- A History of Unsustainability in Agriculture.- Political and Economic Challenges to Creating a Sustainable Agriculture.- Energetic Services of Nature That Increase Agricultural Sustainability.- Applied Tools and Practices For Sustainable Agriculture.- An Economic, Ecological, and Cultural Evaluation of Agriculture in The American South.- Case Studies of Contemporary, Sustainable Farms in the South.- Holism vs. Reductionism in Agricultural Science.- Appendices.