An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use by Carl F. Jordan

By Carl F. Jordan

Modern commercial agriculture isn't really sustainable due to its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable resource of the strength utilized in farming, and due to toxins brought on by petroleum items equivalent to fertilizers and insecticides. A structures research of farming means that agriculture may be extra sustainable whilst prone of nature, equivalent to nutrient recycling by means of soil micro-organisms and common controls of bugs, exchange the prone now supplied by way of strength from petroleum. Examples are drawn from the Southeastern united states, yet classes realized could be utilized around the globe.

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