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|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul Kristiansen; Acram Taji; John P Reganold; CSIRO Publishing.
|ISBN:||0643090908 9780643090903 9780801445248 0801445248|
|Description:||xxxi, 449 pages : illustrations ; 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.|