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Farming in Nature's Image : An Ecological Approach To Agriculture - Judy Soule

Farming in Nature's Image

An Ecological Approach To Agriculture

By: Judy Soule, Jon Piper, Wes Jackson (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1991
ISBN: 9780933280885
Number Of Pages: 305

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"ÿ Farming in Nature's Image" provides, for the first time, a detailed look into the pioneering work of The Land Institute, the leading educational and research organization for sustainable agriculture.The authors draw on case studies, hands-on experience, and research results to explain the applications of a new system of agriculture based on one unifying concept: that farms should mimic the ecosystems in which they exist. They present both theoretical and practical information, including: a review of the environmental degradation resulting from current farming practices a critical evaluation of the attempts to solve these problems a detailed description of the ecosystem perspective and the proposed new agricultural system a case study illustrating how this new system could be applied to temperate grain production using perennial seed crops and the prairie as a model an examination of the potential savings in energy and water use, as well as potential contributions to ecological experiments and yield analysis work from The Land Institute.Written in clear, non-technical language, this book will be of great interest to soil and agricultural scientists, academics, policymakers, environmentalists, and other concerned with finding long-range solutions to agricultural problems.

ISBN: 9780933280885
ISBN-10: 0933280882
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 1st December 1991
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2