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An ecosystem approach to sustainable agriculture : energy use efficiency in the American South

Author: Carl F Jordan
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Environmental challenges and solutions, v.1.
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Modern industrial agriculture is not sustainable because of its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable source of the energy used in farming, and because of pollution caused by petroleum products such as fertilizers and pesticides. A systems analysis of farming suggests that agriculture will be more sustainable when services of nature, such as nutrient recycling by soil micro-organisms and natural controls of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl F Jordan
ISBN: 9789400767904 9400767900
OCLC Number: 845037946
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A Systems (Holistic) Approach to Sustainable Agriculture --
A History of Unsustainability in Agriculture --
Political and Economic Challenges to Creating a Sustainable Agriculture --
Energetic Services of Nature that Increase Agricultural Sustainability --
Applied Tools and Practices for Sustainable Agriculture --
An Economic, Ecological, and Cultural Evaluation of Agriculture in the American South --
Case Studies of Contemporary, Sustainable Farms in the South --
Holism vs. Reductionism in Environmental Science.
Series Title: Environmental challenges and solutions, v.1.
Responsibility: Carl F. Jordan.
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This book presents applied tools and practices for sustainable agriculture. It details lessons learned from the Southeastern USA, which can be applied worldwide. All concepts are reinforced by  Read more...

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