Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, 1st Edition

  • Volume 12
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  • ISBN-10: 9400759614
  • ISBN-13: 9789400759619
  • DDC: 630
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 371 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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 solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. Because actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Surprising Facts About Soils, Students and Teachers! A Survey of Educational Research and Resources.
2: Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Changes in Egypt.
3: Adapting Maize Crop to Diverse Agro-Ecosystems.
4: Intercropping.
5: Enhancing Fertilizer Efficiency in High Input Cropping Systems in Florida.
6: Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Structure.
7: Plant and Animal Breeding as Starting Points for Sustainable Agriculture.
8: Medicinal Plant Active Compounds Produced by UV-B Exposure.
9: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Compost Use-on-Land through an LCA Perspective.
10: Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens Using Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria.