Organic Farming, Pest Control and Remediation of Soil Pollutants by Eric LichtfouseOrganic Farming, Pest Control and Remediation of Soil Pollutants by Eric Lichtfouse

Organic Farming, Pest Control and Remediation of Soil Pollutants

EditorEric Lichtfouse

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.
Dr. ERIC LICHTFOUSE, born April 2, 1960, completed his Ph.D. in organic geochemistry in 1989 at Strasbourg University. After post-doctoral fellowships at Indiana University, USA and the KFA research center in Jülich, Germany, he became engaged as a soil scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in 1992...
Title:Organic Farming, Pest Control and Remediation of Soil PollutantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400730675

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Table of Contents

Preface: Sustainable agriculture as a central science to solve global society issues - Eric LichtfouseForeword: Mother of necessity: the soil - Rattan Lal1. Introductory article: Technology without wisdom - Rattan Lal2. Transgenic cotton for sustainable pest management - Jorge B. Torres3. Conservation Agriculture, a different approach for crop production through sustainable soil and water management - Fabio Stagnari3. Recurrent mass selection for routine improvement of common wheat - GF Marais4. Rotation design: a critical factor for sustainable crop production in a semiarid climate - Randy L. Anderson5. Parasitic plants in agriculture: chemical ecology of germination and host-plant location as targets for sustainable control - Consuelo M. De Moraes6. Rice seed invigoration - Muhammad Farooq7. Soil management for sustainable crop disease control - Reza Ghorbani8. Soil protection through organic farming - Eva Erhart9. Surfactants in sludge-amended agricultural soils - Alicia Fernández Cirelli10. Mineral nutrition for legume-rhizobia symbiosis: B, Ca, N, P, S, K, Fe, Mo, Co, and Ni - Luis Bolaños11. Uncommon heavy metals, metalloids and their plant toxicity - Rene Kizek12. Role of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in the remediation of metal contaminated soils - Mohammad Saghir Khan13. Phosphates for Pb immobilization in soils - Patricia Miretzky Vior14. Cadmium phytotoxicity: responses, mechanisms and mitigation strategies - Abdul Wahid

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Sustainable Agriculture, edited by Lichtfouse et al. (2009) . is more complete, and bears a broad enough title to justify the breadth of its contents. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through researchers/faculty." (M. K. Bomford, Choice, Vol. 47 (9), May, 2010)