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Modern Agriculture and the Environment

Proceedings of an International Conference, held in Rehovot, Israel, 2–6 October 1994, under the auspices of the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • David Rosen
  • Elisha Tel-Or
  • Yitzhak Hadar
  • Yona Chen

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Towards Environmentally Acceptable Pest Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John E. Casida, Gary B. Quistad
      Pages 3-15
    3. Michael Gurevitz, Noam Zilberberg, Oren Froy, Daniel Urbach, Eliahu Zlotkin, Bruce D. Hammock et al.
      Pages 81-96
    4. Miriam Altstein, Ezra Dunkelblum, Yoav Gazit, Orna Ben Aziz, Tal Gabay, Zvi Vogel et al.
      Pages 111-118
  3. Fertilisers in Agroecosystems

  4. Environmental Aspects of Aquaculture

  5. Modelling of Agricultural Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. R. J. Wagenet, P. M. Tillotson, J. L. Hutson
      Pages 231-245
    3. R. C. Izaurralde, P. W. Gassman, A. Bouzaher, J. Tajek, P. G. Laksminarayan, J. Dumanski et al.
      Pages 269-285
    4. Mingchu Zhang, M. Nyborg, R. C. Izaurralde
      Pages 287-296
  6. Wastewater Treatment and Irrigation

  7. Recycling of Municipal and Agricultural Wastes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Yona Chen, Yossi Inbar, Benny Chefetz, Yitzhak Hadar
      Pages 341-362
    3. H. A. J. Hoitink, M. E. Grebus, A. G. Stone
      Pages 363-371
    4. C. Serra-Wittling, C. Alabouvette, S. Houot, F. Rouxel
      Pages 373-381
    5. Yossi Inbar, Ilan Nissim, Dekel Amir-Shapira
      Pages 413-427
  8. Pollution by Heavy Metals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Elisha Tel-Or, Moti Sela, Shaul Ravid
      Pages 431-442
    3. L. Leita, G. Muhlbachova, C. Mondini, L. Marchiol, M. de Nobili
      Pages 449-457
  9. Bioremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479

About this book

Introduction

This volume comprises the proceedings of the First International Rehovot Conference on Modem Agriculture and the Environment, held at the Rehovot Campus of the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2-6 October 1994. The conference, first in a series intended to be convened in Rehovot at 4-5 year intervals to address various aspects of the interaction of agriculture and the environment, was initiated, organised and carried out under the auspices of the Faculty of Agriculture, the leading academic institution in agricultural and environmental studies in Israel. It featured four keynote addresses, 39 invited lectures, 40 submitted papers, and 62 posters. Of these, 51 articles, written by 122 contributing authors from 14 countries, were selected by the editors to be presented in this book. All through the twentieth century, and especially ever since the advent of the Green Revolution, modem agriCUlture has been striving to feed and clothe the ever­ increasing multitudes of the human species through improved technology, relying heavily on tremendous inputs of fertilisers, pesticides, and various other agrochemicals. Undoubtedly, this has been a great blessing to mankind, and enormous strides have indeed been made in the never-ending struggle against starvation, but these have been achieved at a very steep price of increased environmental deterioration. In fact, modem agriculture has become one of the major factors contributing to the degradation of the world's fragile biosphere.

Keywords

RSI agroecosystems ecosystem ecosystems environment pesticide pollution recycling

Editors and affiliations

  • David Rosen
  • Elisha Tel-Or
  • Yitzhak Hadar
  • Yona Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

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