Organic Agricultural Practices: Alternatives to Conventional Agricultural Systems, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Organic Agricultural Practices

Alternatives to Conventional Agricultural Systems, 1st Edition

Edited by Kimberly Etingoff

Apple Academic Press

418 pages

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pub: 2014-09-06
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.Organic practices are quickly redefining how agriculture is done around the world, as we come to realize how detrimental conventional agriculture is to local and global environments and economies. This book serves as an overview of some of the important topics in organic agriculture. The vol

Table of Contents

Part I: Organic Agricultural Results Compared with Conventional Agriculture. Evaluating the Sustainability of a Small-Scale Low-Input Organic Vegetable Supply System in the United Kingdom. Soil Organisms in Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems. Localizing the Nitrogen Imprint of the Paris Food Supply: The Potential of Organic Farming and Changes in Human Diet. Comparative Growth Analysis of Callistephus Chinensis L. Using Vermicompost and Chemical Fertilizer. Comparison of the Farming System and Carbon Sequestration between Conventional and Organic Rice Production in West Java, Indonesia. Part II: Biofertilizers. Residual Influence of Organic Materials, Crop Residues, and Biofertilizers on Performance of Succeeding Mung Bean in an Organic Rice-Based Cropping System. Evaluation of Biofertilizers in Irrigated Rice: Effects on Grain Yield at Different Fertilizer Rate. Effects of Fertilizer and Plant Density on Yield and Quality of Anise (Pimpinella Anisum L.). Microbial Diversity of Vermicompost Bacteria that Exhibit Useful Agricultural Traits and Waste Management Potential. Part III: Plant Cultivars in Organic Agriculture. Characteristics Important for Organic Breeding of Vegetable Crops. Collaborative Plant Breeding for Organic Agricultural Systems in Developed Countries. Phenotypic Changes in Different Spinach Varieties Grown and Selected under Organic Conditions. Part IV: Environmental Effects of Organic Agriculture. Soil Enzyme Activities, Microbial Communities, and Carbon and Nitrogen Availability in Organic Agroecosystems Across an Intensively-Managed Agricultural Landscape. Nitrate Leaching from Intensive Organic Farms to Groundwater. Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crops for Sustainable Agriculture.

About the Editor

Kimberly Etingoff's background includes city and regional planning, farming, food systems programming, sociology, and urban geography. She studied at the University of Rochester, New York, and Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, and has done extensive field work with food systems and agricultural sociology. She has been writing and editing academic and educational books on topics such as nutrition, farming, and aspects of sociology for more than ten years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General