1st Edition

Sustainable Agricultural Systems




ISBN 9781003070474
Published November 25, 2020 by CRC Press
712 Pages

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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.

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

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Reviews

"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