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

Autore: Carl F Jordan
Editore: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Serie: Environmental challenges and solutions, v.1.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Carl F Jordan
ISBN: 9789400767904 9400767900
Numero OCLC: 845037946
Descrizione: 1 online resource.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Environmental challenges and solutions, v.1.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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