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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, edited by Eric Lichtfouse, (electronic resource)

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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews
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edited by Eric Lichtfouse
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This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It 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
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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews,
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25
Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, edited by Eric Lichtfouse, (electronic resource)
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Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, edited by Eric Lichtfouse, (electronic resource)
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Chapter 01: Applications for rapid testing of plant and soil nutrients -- Chapter 02: World cultivation of genetically modified crops: opportunities and risks -- Chapter03: Food security in the arab gulf cooperation council states -- Chapter 04: Methods to Study Agricultural Systems -- Chapter 05:Comparison of methods to assess agricultural sustainability -- Chapter 06: Sustainable cultivation of saffron in Iran -- Chapter 07: Soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa -- Chapter 08: Silicon in Agriculture -- Chapter 09: Long-term chemical fertilization in Tanzania -- Chapter 10: Interaction of mycorrhizal fungi and Azotobacter with root-knot nematodes and root-chewing insects
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