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

Autor: Carl F Jordan
Editora: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Séries: 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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Electronic books
Tipo de Material: Documento, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Recurso Internet, Arquivo de Computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Carl F Jordan
ISBN: 9789400767904 9400767900
Número OCLC: 845037946
Descrição: 1 online resource.
Conteúdos: 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.
Título da Série: Environmental challenges and solutions, v.1.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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