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Main Title Genetics, Biofuels and Local Farming Systems [electronic resource] /
Author Lichtfouse, Eric.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number S1-S972
ISBN 9789400715219
Subjects Life sciences ; Agriculture
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation X, 426 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Addicted to Growth; Mr. Rudy M. Baum -- 2. Grass biomethane for agriculture and energy; Dr. Nicholas E. Korres -- 3. Genetic mechanisms enhancing plant biodiversity; Dr. Ioannis S. Tokatlidis -- 4. Integrated agri-aquaculture systems; Dr. Ariel D. Zajdband -- 5. Small RNA-mediated defensive and adaptive responses in plants; Dr. Qazi Mohd. Rizwanul Haq -- 6. Beneficial Soil Microorganisms, an Ecological Alternative for Soil Fertility Management; Dr. Claudio Altomare -- 7. Human Labour and Green Manure, Two Overlooked Factors for Energy Analysis in Agriculture; Dr. Vito Sardo -- 8. Sustaining Indian Agriculture in the era of climate change; Dr. Bijaya Kumar Padhi -- 9. Ecological threats and agricultural opportunities of the aquatic cane-like grass Phragmites australis in wetlands; Dr. Andreas P. Mamolos -- 10. Effects of genotype, environment and management on yields and quality of black tea; Prof. P. Okinda Owuor -- 11. Biotechnology and agroforestry in Indian arid regions; Prof. K.G. Ramawat -- 12. Mutual legume intercropping for forage production in temperate regions; Dr. Branko Ćupina -- 13. Alternative Farming Techniques for Sustainable Food Production; Dr. G. Poyya Moli. 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.