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Learn how the principles and practices of landscape agroecology can help to overcome drought, flooding, poor soil, damaging winds, plant diseases, plant-eating insects, and more

Examining the concepts, conventions, and components that underlie the ecology of human-managed landscapes, this is the first book to address landscape agroecology. Incorporating ideas from agroecology, forestry, agronomy, agroforestry, landscape ecology, and environmental science, Landscape Agroecology is a comprehensive look at a cutting-edge topic.

From the author: Farm or forestry landscapes can be designed to address any number of objectives. Commonly, the focus is entirely on production with few, if any, secondary goals. These landscapes typically achieve their purpose but are not entirely in harmony with nature. Landscape agroecology offers the same potential for productivity, but also focuses on sustainability and environmental friendliness as strong secondary objectives.

While the idea of formulating landscapes for specific purposes is comparatively new, countless examples exist where landscape modifications have been made to inhospitable areas in order to overcome the natural obstacles that hamper crop growth. This book illuminates the principles behind these triumphs, bringing this local knowledge into the mainstream.

Landscape Agroecology will familiarize you with the concepts and terminology needed to understand this exciting new field: complementarity--usually defined in terms of plant-plant growth--expanded to include the rural countryside desirable agroecosystems properties--what an agroecosystem needs in order to overcome landscape stresses such as drought, flooding, insect infestation, etc. agrotechnologies--the classification of agroecosystems based on visual characteristics and the land-use problems addressed cultural agroecology--what we can learn from the superior land-use techniques of various societies and cultures, and how these ideas can be brought into the mainstream cultural motif--culturally related land-use patterns that are openly manifested in the landscape Essential for university/college libraries and for research stations as well as professors and students of agroecology, this book will be referred to again and again. In addition to basic agroecological concepts, chapters in this essential book address the management of wind, water, and pests; biodiversity; physical and temporal patterns; principal, auxiliary, and temporal agrotechnologies, and much more. For professors and students in environmental science, this book offers many previously un-dicussed alternatives for resolving the earth's environmental dilemmas. Photographs, tables, figures, and illustrations help make important points easy to access and understand.

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Examining the concepts, conventions, and components that underlie the ecology of human-managed landscapes, this is the first book to address landscape agroecology. It will show you how to address and overcome drought, flooding, poor soil, damaging winds, plant diseases, plant-eating insects, and more, while respecting the importance of sustainability and environmental friendliness. Bringing together ideas from a number of sources within the fields of agroecology and landscape ecology, Landscape Agroecology provides a comprehensive exploration of what will soon become a cutting-edge topic. Photographs, tables, figures, and illustrations help make important points easy to access and understand.

To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560222538
Author:
Wojtkowski, Paul A.
Publisher:
Food Products Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Agricultural ecology
Subject:
Landscape ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
8.40x6.40x.89 in. 1.16 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Examining the concepts, conventions, and components that underlie the ecology of human-managed landscapes, this is the first book to address landscape agroecology. It will show you how to address and overcome drought, flooding, poor soil, damaging winds, plant diseases, plant-eating insects, and more, while respecting the importance of sustainability and environmental friendliness. Bringing together ideas from a number of sources within the fields of agroecology and landscape ecology, Landscape Agroecology provides a comprehensive exploration of what will soon become a cutting-edge topic. Photographs, tables, figures, and illustrations help make important points easy to access and understand.

To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com.

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