Sustainable Agriculture Reviews [electronic resource] : Volume 13 / edited by Eric Lichtfouse.

Lichtfouse, Eric editor.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, 2210-4410 ; 13
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, 2210-4410 ; 13
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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.
Leaf-cutting ants, biology and control
Impact of pesticide productivity on food security
Farmland birds and arable farming, a meta-analysis
Phytoremediation, transgenic plants and microbes
Management of pathogens of stored cereal grains
Allelopathy for pest control
Rice bed planting and foliar fertilization
Integrated nutrient management and postharvest of crops
Intercropping taro and bambara groundnut
Land productivity and food security in Zhangjiagang, China.
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