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Agroecology : the science of sustainable agriculture

Author: Miguel A Altieri
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press ; London : IT Publications, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This new edition builds on the explosion of research on sustainable agriculture since the late 1980s. By separating myth from reality, Miguel Altieri extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and expounds on management systems that really work. Providing case studies of sustainable rural development in developing countries, he goes beyond a mere description of practices to include data that reveal the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Altieri, Miguel A.
Agroecology.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press ; London : IT Publications, 1995
(OCoLC)645926960
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel A Altieri
ISBN: 0813317177 9780813317175 0813317185 9780813317182 1853392952 9781853392955
OCLC Number: 31901316
Description: xii, 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The evolution of agroecological thought / Susan B. Hecht --
2. The methodology and practice of agroecology / Richard B. Norgaard and Thomas O. Sikor --
3. The agroecosystem: determinants, resources, processes, and sustainability --
4. Generating sustainable technologies appropriate to alternative farming --
5. Designing sustainable agroecosystems --
6. Traditional agriculture --
7. Ecologically based agricultural development programs --
8. Organic farming --
9. Polyculture cropping systems / Matt Liebman --
10. Cover cropping and mulching --
11. Crop rotation and minimum tillage --
12. Agroforestry systems / John G. Farrell and Miguel A. Altieri --
13. Integrated pest management --
14. Weed ecology and management --
15. Plant disease ecology and management --
16. Pasture management to sustain agriculture / Bill Murphy --
17. Soil quality and management / Fred Magdoff --
18. Toward sustainable agriculture.
Responsibility: Miguel A. Altieri, with contributions by John G. Farrell [and others].
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