Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Cereals by Eric LichtfouseSustainable Agriculture Reviews: Cereals by Eric Lichtfouse

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Cereals

byEric LichtfouseEditorAakash Goyal

Hardcover | July 23, 2015

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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.
Eric Lichtfouse: PhD in organic geochemistry, INRA researcher in Dijon, France since 1992, he teaches scientific writing. He is also editor in chief of the INRA journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development and founder and editor of the Springer journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.
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Title:Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: CerealsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:214 pagesPublished:July 23, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319169874

ISBN - 13:9783319169873

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Table of Contents

Drought and salt stress in cereals.- Precision nitrogen management for sustainable corn production.- Soil and crop management for sustainable agriculture.- Rice pest management and biological control.- Sustainable rice production.- Rice, wheat and maize biofortification.- Sorghum fungal diseases.- Sorghum health benefits.- Sorghum and millet seed systems in southern Africa.- Recent advances in cereals proteomics.