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Life Sciences | Sustainable Agriculture Reviews - Volume 13

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 13

Lichtfouse, Eric (Ed.)

2013, V, 315 p. 66 illus., 57 illus. in color.

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  • Presents safe techniquest to preserve stored grains
  • Lists biopesticides produced by plants
  • Review methods to control ants

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » food security - integrated nutrient management - phytoremediation

Related subjects » Agriculture - Life Sciences - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

01 Leaf-cutting ants, biology and control; Isabelle Boulogne
02 Impact of pesticide productivity on food security; József Popp
03 Farmland birds and arable farming, a meta-analysis; Aude Barbottin
04 Phytoremediation, transgenic plants and microbes; Kambaska Kumar Behera
05 Management of pathogens of stored cereal grains;Neeta Sharma
06 Allelopathy for pest control; Kambaska Kumar Behera
07 Rice bed planting and foliar fertilization; Md. Toufiq Iqbal
08 Integrated nutrient management and postharvest of crops; Hassan R. El-Ramady
09 Intercropping taro and bambara groundnut; Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi
10 Land productivity and food security in Zhangjiagang, China; Chengming Sun

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