Alternative Farming Systems, Biotechnology, Drought Stress and Ecological Fertilisation

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Eric Lichtfouse
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 19, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 354 pages
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Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. As actual society issues are now intertwined, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series analyzes current agricultural issues, and proposes alternative solutions, consequently helping all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians wishing to build safe agriculture, energy and food systems for future generations.
 

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Contents

Thinking by Connections and the Dynamics of Nature for Food Production
1
Transgenic Bt Corn Hybrids and Pest Management in the USA
15
MarkerAssisted Breeding in Higher Plants
38
Phytoremediation Techniques for Pesticide Contaminations
77
Sustainable Land Use and Agricultural Soil
107
Drought Stress Effect on Crop Pollination Seed Set Yield and Quality
193
Ecological Fertilization
214
Characteristics and Sustainability
245
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Rhizobium to Control Plant Fungal Diseases
263
Sustainable Crop Production using Saline and Sodic Irrigation Waters
293
Climate Change Impact on Forestry in India
319
Index
345
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