Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

Volume 17

Editors: Lichtfouse, Eric (Ed.)

  • The book (and series) is a state of the art on the latest research in sustainable agriculture
  • This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions
  • It covers multidisciplinary topics and therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Eric Lichtfouse: PhD in organic geochemistry, INRA researcher in Dijon, France since 1992, he teaches scientific writing. He is also editor in chief of the INRA journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development and founder and editor of the Springer journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Research and Development Priorities in the Face of Climate Change and Rapidly Evolving Pests

    Barzman, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Phosphorus Dynamics and Management in Forage Systems with Cow-Calf Operation

    Sigua, Gilbert C.

    Pages 29-60

  • Conservation Tillage for Soil Management and Crop Production

    Manhas, Surjeet S. (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Salinity and Crop Productivity

    Okorogbona, Alfred Oghode M. (et al.)

    Pages 89-120

  • Vegetable Breeding Industry and Property Rights

    Dias, João Silva (et al.)

    Pages 121-139

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16742-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16741-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
Book Subtitle
Volume 17
Editors
  • Eric Lichtfouse
Series Title
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16742-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16742-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16741-1
Series ISSN
2210-4410
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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