Agricultural Versus Environmental Science

A Green Revolution

Author: Jerry S. Kidd,Renee A. Kidd

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816056080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 9873

By exploring the connections between science and society as well as the motivating societal factors behind research and development, each book in this series illustrates how society supports science and how science in return supports society.

Careers in Focus


Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110928

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Profiles jobs in the agricultural industry such as beekeepers, farmers, food technologists, range managers, and more.

Science and Technology of Organic Farming

Author: Allen V. Barker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439882134

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 735

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding the scientific basis for organic farming and the technology required to achieve adequate yields through plant nutrition and protection. It provides the tools necessary to dispel hampering myths about organic farming so farmers – regardless of their experience – can strengthen their own growing practices. Emphasizes Foundations of Organic Farming – Composting, Cover Crops, & Farm Manures Addressing relevant issues and concepts along with practical applications, chapters cover soil fertility and plant nutrition; individual plant requirements; liming; farm manures, green manures, and composts; mulching and tillage; and weed, insect, and disease control, as well as companion planting and storage. The text also includes more than 50 illustrations and a glossary with common technical and scientific terms used in conventional and organic agriculture. This valuable reference is ideal for farmers, agricultural advisers, and soil and plant scientists – in both academia and industry.

Farm Management for Asia

A Systems Approach

Author: Douglas John McConnell,John L. Dillon

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251040775

Category: Agricultural systems

Page: 355

View: 3899


Farming with Nature

The Science and Practice of Ecoagriculture

Author: Sara J. Scherr,Jeffrey A. McNeely

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597267571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 6801

A growing body of evidence shows that agricultural landscapes can be managed not only to produce crops but also to support biodiversity and promote ecosystem health. Innovative farmers and scientists, as well as indigenous land managers, are developing diverse types of “ecoagriculture” landscapes to generate cobenefits for production, biodiversity, and local people. Farming with Nature offers a synthesis of the state of knowledge of key topics in ecoagriculture. The book is a unique collaboration among renowned agricultural and ecological scientists, leading field conservationists, and farm and community leaders to synthesize knowledge and experience across sectors. The book examines: the knowledge base for ecoagriculture as well as barriers, gaps, and opportunities for developing improved ecoagriculture systems what we have learned about managing landscapes to achieve multiple objectives at a landscape scale existing incentives for farmers, other land managers, and investors to develop and invest in ecoagriculture systems pathways to develop, implement, manage, and scale up successful ecoagriculture Insights are drawn from around the world, in tropical, Mediterranean, and temperate environments, from farming systems that range from highly commercialized to semi-subsistence. Farming with Nature is an important new work that can serve as a foundation document for planners, farm organizations, researchers, project developers, and policy makers to develop strategies for promoting and sustaining ecoagriculture landscapes. Replete with valuable best practice guidelines, it is a critical resource for both practitioners and researchers in the field.

1970 Census of Population

Vol. 1, Characteristics of the Population; Pt. 16, Indiana

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indiana

Page: 1489

View: 7849


Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1984

Author: M.W. Fox,Linda D. Mickley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400949987

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 4276

This book, the first in an annual series, written by academicians scientists, philosophers and others-is not intended exclusively for an imal welfarists and conservationists. Since it is written* by scholars, it will appeal to a wide range of academic and professional readers who are involved with animals for scientific, economic, altruistic, and other reasons. While this first volume cannot cover the entire spectrum of animal welfare science-related topics, it does, in its diversity of con tributions, demonstrate the multi-faceted and interdisciplinary nature of the subject of this new series. Indeed, animals are as much an integral part of society as we are dependent upon them. The many interfaces between us and the billions of animals under our dominion (as well as the environment upon which the welfare of human and non-human animals alike is ultimately de pendent) have their separate features: trapping and wildlife manage ment; laboratory animal research; whaling and fishing; veterinary practice; agriculture and farm animal husbandry; horse racing and the ownership of animal companions; the propagation of captive wildlife and their preservation in the wild; the use of animals as companions and for the purposes of vicarious entertainment.

Open Doors

Report on International Educational Exchange

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Educational exchanges

Page: N.A

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