Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Volume 17 by Eric LichtfouseSustainable Agriculture Reviews: Volume 17 by Eric Lichtfouse

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews: Volume 17

byEric Lichtfouse

Hardcover | August 26, 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: Volume 17Format:HardcoverDimensions:366 pagesPublished:August 26, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319167413

ISBN - 13:9783319167411

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Table of Contents

Robust cropping strategies against evolving pests under climate change.- Phosphorus dynamics and management in forage systems with cow-calf operation.- Conservation tillage for soil management and crop production.- Salinity and crop productivity.- Vegetable breeding industry and property rights.- Local plants for rural food security.- Phytoremediation and biofuels.- Growth and defense metabolism of plants exposed to ultraviolet-B radiation.- Soil quality and plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere.- Vetiver production for small farmers in India.