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Farming in Nature's Image: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-278) and index.

About the Author

Judith D. Soule, a former Land Institute ecologist, now works for The Nature Conservancy in Michigan.

Jon K. Piper has been an ecologist for The Land Institute for seven years, at the time of this publication.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780933280885
With:
Piper, Jon K.
Author:
Soule, Judy D.
Author:
Soule, Judith D.
Author:
Jackson, Wes
Author:
Piper, Jon
Author:
Soule, Judy
Author:
Piper, Jon K.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Agricultural ecology
Subject:
Sustainable agriculture
Subject:
Agricultural ecology -- United States.
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
TEC003070
Subject:
Sustainable agriculture -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19911231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
305
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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