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Organic agriculture : a global perspective

Author: Paul Kristiansen; Acram Taji; John P Reganold; CSIRO Publishing.
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview of current practices in organic agriculture with analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kristiansen; Acram Taji; John P Reganold; CSIRO Publishing.
ISBN: 0643090908 9780643090903 9780801445248 0801445248
OCLC Number: 71801183
Description: xxxi, 449 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Overview of organic agriculture; Soil fertility in organic farming systems; Crop agronomy in organic agriculture; Special topic 1. Developing no-tillage systems without chemicals: the best of both worlds?; Crop protection in organic agriculture; Organic plant breeding and seed production: ecological and ethical aspects; Special topic 2. Biodynamic agriculture today; Organic livestock husbandry and breeding; Animal health and nutrition in organic farming; Animal welfare and ethics in organic agriculture; Organic standards and certification; Special topic 3. Contradiction of principles in organic farming; Economic management in organic agriculture; Understanding the market for organic food; Environmental impacts of organic farming; Special topic 4. Tillage: how bad is it in organic agriculture?; Food quality and organic agriculture; Social responsibilities of organic agriculture: learning, collaboration and regulation; Special topic 5. Voice from the other side: a Ghanaian view on organics; Research to support the development of organic food and farming; Education and training in ecological agriculture: Nordic region and the USA; Design of farmer education and training in organic agriculture; Key issues and challenges for the future.
Responsibility: editors: Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji and John Reganold.

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