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Main Title An ecosystem approach to sustainable agriculture : energy use efficiency in the American South /
Author Jordan, Carl F.,
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Author Title of a Work
Cabin, Robert J.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 830367526
ISBN 9789400767898; 9400767897
Subjects Sustainable agriculture--Southern States. ; Agriculture and energy--Southern States. ; Energy consumption.
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EKBM  S494.5.S86J67 2013 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/30/2013
Collation xvi, 247 p. col. ill., charts ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographic references. Robert J. Cabin, series editor.
Contents Notes
Modern industrial agriculture is not sustainable because of its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable source of the energy used in farming, and because of pollution caused by petroleum products such as fertilizers and pesticides. A systems analysis of farming suggests that agriculture will be more sustainable when services of nature, such as nutrient recycling by soil micro-organisms and natural controls of insects, replace the services now provided by energy from petroleum. Examples are drawn from the Southeastern USA, but lessons learned can be applied worldwide.--