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Agrobiodiversity : characterization, utilization, and management

Author: D Wood; Jillian M Lenné
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon ; New York : CABI Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to print on demandView all editions and formats

This book provides a broad review of current thinking on agrobiodiversity - what it is, how it is conserved, and how it can be better utilized in sustainable farming. It brings together contributions  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Wood; Jillian M Lenné
ISBN: 0851993370 9780851993379
OCLC Number: 716686746
Description: xiii, 490 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Why agrobiodiversity? 2: The origins of agrobiodiversity in agriculture 3: The nature and role of crop biodiversity 4: Biodiversity in domesticated animals 5: The regulation and functional significance of soil biodiversity in agroecosystems 6: Pathogen biodiversity: its nature, characterization and consequences 7: Insect biodiversity in agroecosystems: function, value and optimization 8: Determinants of agrobiodiversity in the agricultural landscape 9: Traditional management of agrobiodiversity 10: Does plant breeding lead to a loss of genetic diversity? 11: The effects of pest management on biodiversity in agroecosystems 12: The effects of alternative tillage systems on biodiversity in agroecosystems 13: Seed management systems and effects on diversity 14: Conservation of agrobiodiversity 15: A conceptual framework for valuing on-farm genetic resources 16: Regulatory issues 17: Agrobiodiversity and natural biodiversity: some parallels 18: Optimizing biodiversity for productive agriculture
Responsibility: edited by D. Wood and J.M. Lenné.
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