Keith Douglass Warner's Agroecology in Action: Extending Alternative Agriculture PDF

By Keith Douglass Warner

ISBN-10: 0262232529

ISBN-13: 9780262232524

ISBN-10: 0262731800

ISBN-13: 9780262731805

American agriculture has doubled its use of insecticides because the booklet of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962. Agriculture is the nation's prime reason behind non-point-source water pollution--runoffs of insecticides, nutrition, and sediments into streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. In Agroecology in motion, Keith Douglass Warner describes agroecology, an rising clinical reaction to agriculture's environmental crises, and provides specified case stories of the way during which growers, scientists, agricultural agencies, and public organizations have constructed cutting edge, ecologically established suggestions to minimize reliance on agrochemicals.Agroecology in motion exhibits that agroecology might be positioned into motion successfully merely while networks of farmers, scientists, and different stakeholders study jointly. Farmers and scientists and their firms needs to paintings collaboratively to proportion knowledge--whether it truly is derived from farm, laboratory, or industry. this kind of partnership, writes Warner, has emerged because the basic procedure for locating choices to traditional agrochemical use. Warner describes profitable agroecological projects in California, Iowa, Washington, and Wisconsin. California's huge and various specialty-crop agriculture has already produced 32 agricultural partnerships, and Warner will pay specific realization to agroecological efforts in that kingdom, together with these lower than method within the pear, winegrape, and almond farming systems.The publication indicates how renowned challenge concerning the health and wellbeing and environmental affects of insecticides has assisted in shaping agricultural environmental coverage, and the way coverage has in flip influenced artistic suggestions from scientists, extension brokers, and growers.

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