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By Keith Douglass Warner

ISBN-10: 0262232529

ISBN-13: 9780262232524

ISBN-10: 0262731800

ISBN-13: 9780262731805

American agriculture has doubled its use of insecticides because the e-book of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962. Agriculture is the nation's top reason behind non-point-source water pollution--runoffs of insecticides, food, and sediments into streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. In Agroecology in motion, Keith Douglass Warner describes agroecology, an rising medical reaction to agriculture's environmental crises, and gives specific case experiences of how during which growers, scientists, agricultural agencies, and public organizations have built leading edge, ecologically established ideas to lessen reliance on agrochemicals.Agroecology in motion exhibits that agroecology should be placed into motion successfully simply while networks of farmers, scientists, and different stakeholders research jointly. Farmers and scientists and their enterprises needs to paintings collaboratively to proportion knowledge--whether it really is derived from farm, laboratory, or industry. this type of partnership, writes Warner, has emerged because the fundamental process for locating choices to standard agrochemical use. Warner describes winning agroecological projects in California, Iowa, Washington, and Wisconsin. California's significant and numerous specialty-crop agriculture has already produced 32 agricultural partnerships, and Warner can pay specific consciousness to agroecological efforts in that country, together with these lower than manner within the pear, winegrape, and almond farming systems.The publication exhibits how well known situation in regards to the well-being and environmental affects of insecticides has assisted in shaping agricultural environmental coverage, and the way coverage has in flip influenced inventive recommendations from scientists, extension brokers, and growers.

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