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Sustainable Agriculture Systems

1st Edition

By J. L. Hatfield, Douglas L. Karlen

CRC Press

336 pages

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Hardback: 9781566700498
pub: 1993-11-23
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Sustainable agriculture embodies many concepts in its attempt to integrate all the aspects of farming systems into a holistic system. This book explores the processes that occur within the components of a sustainable system and shows where we can build upon our existing knowledge to develop the concepts of sustainable agriculture into the new conventional agriculture. Well-known researchers examine a variety of aspects, including production goals, environmental considerations, and economics, to build a knowledge base that allows readers to see where changes in agriculture must be made and how challenges can be met. They compare existing systems against definitions of sustainability and pinpoint those areas where improvements can be made in current systems to further the concepts of sustainability.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective, J. Pesek

Water Relationships in a Sustainable Agriculture System, E.J. Sadler and N.C. Turner

Management Strategies for Sustainable Soil Fertility, D.L. Karlen and A.N. Sharpley

Soil Management, C.A. Robinson, R.M. Cruse, and K.A. Kohler

Crop Management, M.D. Clegg and C.A. Francis

Pest Management-Weeds, F. Forcella and O.C. Burnside

Management of Arthropod Pests, J.E. Funderburk and L.G. Higley

Economics of Sustainable Agriculture, D.C. White, J.B. Braden, and R.H. Hornbaker

Making Sustainable Agriculture the New Conventional Agriculture: Social Change and Sustainability, S. Padgitt and P. Petrzelk)

Challenges for the 21st Century, J.L. Hatfield and D.R. Keeney

Subject Categories

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