Climate Change, Intercropping, Pest Control and Beneficial Microorganisms

Climate change, intercropping, pest control and beneficial microorganisms

  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Heike Knörzer, Simone Graeff-Hönninger, Buqing Guo, Pu Wang, Wilhelm Claupein
    Pages 13-44
  3. Mareike Viebahn, Eric Smit, Debora C.M. Glandorf, Karel Wernars, Peter A.H.M. Bakker
    Pages 45-69
  4. M. Carmen Martínez-Ballesta, Luis López-Pérez, Beatriz Muries, Olaya Muñoz-Azcarate, Micaela Carvajal
    Pages 71-89
  5. Vaclav Hejnak, Milan Skalicky, Frantisek Hnilicka, Jan Novak
    Pages 91-119
  6. Alessandra Carrubba, Caterina Catalano
    Pages 137-187
  7. Caroline Gregoire, David Elsaesser, David Huguenot, Jens Lange, Thierry Lebeau, Annalisa Merli et al.
    Pages 293-338
  8. S.P. Palaniappan, A. Chandrasekaran, D.S. Kang, Kuldeep Singh, R.P. Rajput, D.L. Kauraw et al.
    Pages 339-372
  9. Shabir Ahmad Mir, S. M. K. Quadri
    Pages 373-399
  10. Georgios Banilas, Elias Korkas, Panayiotis Kaldis, Polydefkis Hatzopoulos
    Pages 401-428
  11. J. V. Weber, V. I. Sharypov
    Pages 429-452
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 485-513

About this book

Introduction

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Keywords

AgroMicro Agroecology Carbamate Climate Change Environment Soil Science Sustainable Agriculture biodiversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA-CMSE-PMEDijon CXFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2716-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2715-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2716-0
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