9781560228851

The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy, Sustainable Agriculture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781560228851

  • ISBN10:

    1560228857

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-22
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Here is an easy-to-read, practical introduction to sustainable agriculture: what it means and why it is needed. It is the first book to synthesize the goals of sustainable agriculture into eight comprehensive steps. This essential volume presents a convincing critique of our current agricultural system and an introduction to an alternative system which gives more consideration to future generations. The Next Green Revolution is a well-researched introduction to the field, written with a minimum of jargon.To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
John E. Ikerd
Preface xvii
On Trial: Industrial Agriculture
1(32)
Indictment I
7(11)
Indictment II
18(4)
Indictment III
22(10)
The Solution
32(1)
The Remedy: Sustainable Agriculture
33(34)
Nature versus Industry
38(10)
The Sustainable Era
48(7)
What is Sustainable?
55(7)
Down to Earth: Eight Steps to the Next Green Revolution
62(5)
Down to Earth: Step 1-Create and Conserve Healthy Soil
67(28)
Not Just Dirt
68(8)
The Good Earth
76(8)
Healing the Soil
84(11)
Clear, Clean Water: Step 2-Conserve Water and Protect its Quality and Step 3-Manage Organic Wastes to Avoid Pollution
95(38)
Washing the Water
103(6)
Don't Drink Up the Pond
109(5)
Manage Organic Wastes to Avoid Pollution
114(8)
Don't Waste the Waste
122(11)
Think Local: Step 4-Select Plants and Animals Adapted to the Environment
133(22)
Agroecology
135(4)
Battling the Hill
139(4)
The Right Cow for the Right Grass
143(6)
Think Local
149(6)
All Creatures Great and Small: Step 5-Encourage Biodiversity
155(22)
Stewards of Life
160(5)
Endangered at Home
165(7)
Terminator Tech
172(5)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Step 6-Manage Pests with Minimal Environmental, Impact
177(34)
From Conception Until Death
179(3)
The Killing Fields
182(7)
The Chemical Treadmill
189(3)
It's Nature's Way
192(4)
The Team Approach
196(5)
Interactions
201(10)
Power: Step 7-Conserve Nonrenewable Energy Resources
211(18)
Agriculture's Achilles' Heel
214(4)
Low-Input Farming
218(11)
Money: Step 8-Increase Profitability and Reduce Risk
229(22)
A Penny Saved
235(5)
A Penny Earned
240(5)
Ecological Economics
245(6)
Two Roads
251(14)
Attachment to the Local Community and Care for the Surrounding Land
255(10)
Notes 265(20)
Bibliography 285(14)
Index 299

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