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Sustainable Agricultural Systems

1st Edition

By Edwards

CRC Press

712 pages

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Hardback: 9780935734218
pub: 1990-06-01

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A unique look at how the adoption of sustainable farming methods is being pursued throughout the world. This comprehensive book provides clear insight into research and education needs and the many points of view that come to bear on the issue of sustainability. Essential for agricultural leaders in research, education, conservation, policy making, and anyone else interested in creating an economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture worldwide.


"Highly recommended for all libraries supporting advanced undergraduate and graduate

agricultural programs."

Choice, American Library Association

"A comprehensive text that address all the issues of sustainable agriculture. Because of the scope of the subject matter, the book contains valuable information for agronomists, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, and administrators in academia, industry and governmental agencies. Most of the contributors are experts in their respective subject matter, so this text should become a standard reference for sustainable agriculture."

Journal of Environmental Quality

Table of Contents

An Overview of Sustainable Agriculture

History of Sustainable Agriculture, Richard R. Harwood

Making Agriculture a Sustainable Industry, N. C. Brady

International Goals and the Role of the International Agricultural Research Centers, Donald L. Plucknett

Sustainable Agriculture in the United States, J. F. Parr, R. I. Papendick, I. G. Youngberg, and R. E. Meyer

Society's Stake in Sustainable Agriculture, Charles M. Benbrook

Sustainability: An Opportunity for Leadership, Robert Rodale

Components of Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Soil Nutrient Management in the United States, Larry D. King

Crop Rotations in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, C. A. Francis and M. D. Clegg

Ecological and Agronomic Characteristics of Innovative Cropping Systems, Benjamin R. Stinner and John M. Blair

Biotechnology and Crop Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture, Holly Hauptli, David Katz, Bruce R. Thomas, and Robert M. Goodman

Pest Management in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, John M. Luna and Garfield J. House

Evolving Strategies for Managing Weeds, Emile E. Regnier and Rhonda R. Janke

Conservation Tillage in Sustainable Agriculture, R. Lal, D. J. Eckert, N. R. Fausey , and W. M. Edwards

Pasture Management, Bill Murphy

Role of Animals in SustainableAgriculture, Charles F. Parker

The Importance of Integration in Sustainable Farming Systems

The Importance of Integration in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Cliive A. Edwards

Integrated Farming System of Lautenbach: A Practical Contribution toward Sustainable Agriculture in Europe, A. El Titi and H. Landes

Research on Integrated Arable Farming and Organic Mixed Farming in the Netherlands, P. Vereijken

Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the Tropics

Ecological Agriculture in China, Shi ming Luo and Chun ru Han

Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Tropical Africa, Bede N. Okigbo

Ecological Considerations for the Future of Food Security in Africa, H. C. P. Brown and V. G. Thomas

Understanding the Basis of Sustainability for Agriculture in the Tropics: Experiences in Latin America, Stephen R. Gliessman

Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the Humid Tropics of South America, Hugo Villachica, Jose E. Silva, Jose Roberto Peres, and Carlos Magno C. da Rocha

Sustaining Agriculture: The Indian Scene, N. S. Randhawa and I. P. Abrol

Policy Development for the Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Program

Policy Development for the Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Program, Paul F. O'Connell

The Role of Economics in Achieving Low-Input Farming Systems, J. Patrick Madden and Thomas L. Dobbs

The Economics of Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Developing Countries, Randolph Barker and Duane Chapman

The Economic Impact of Sustainable Agriculture on the Agricultural Chemical Industry, C. A. I. Goring

Compound and Household Farming: A Sustainable System for African Agriculture, Natalie D. Hahn

ociological Aspects of Agricultural Sustainability in the United States: A New York State Case Study, Frederick H. Buttel, Gilbert W. Gillespie, Jr., and Alison Power

Socioeconomic Aspects of Machinery Requirements for Rotational Agriculture, T. S. Colvin, D. C. Erbach andW. D. Kemper

Improved Ecological Impacts of Sustainable Agriculture

Lower Input Effects on Soil Productivity and Nutrient Cycling, Fred P. Miller and William E. Larson

Soil Erosion and a Sustainable Agriculture, John M. Laflen, Rattan Lal, and Samir A. El-Swaify

Sustainable Agriculture and Water Quality, T. J. Logan

Soil Microbiological Inputs for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, R. H. Miller

Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Landscapes, G. W. Barrett, N. Rodenhouse, and P. J. Bohlen

Soil Biota as Components of Sustainable Agroecosystems, P. F. Hendrix, D. A. Crossley, Jr., J. M. Blair, and D. C. Coleman

Agricultural Human Health, Katherine L. Clancy

A Matter of Commitment, Stephen Viederman

Sustainable Agricultural Systems: A Concluding View, Francille M. Firebaugh

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry