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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 book of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962. Agriculture is the nation's prime reason behind non-point-source water pollution--runoffs of insecticides, nutrition, and sediments into streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. In Agroecology in motion, Keith Douglass Warner describes agroecology, an rising clinical reaction to agriculture's environmental crises, and provides designated case stories of how within which growers, scientists, agricultural firms, and public organizations have built cutting edge, ecologically established suggestions to lessen reliance on agrochemicals.Agroecology in motion indicates that agroecology could be positioned into motion successfully basically whilst networks of farmers, scientists, and different stakeholders research jointly. Farmers and scientists and their businesses needs to paintings collaboratively to proportion knowledge--whether it truly is derived from farm, laboratory, or industry. this type of partnership, writes Warner, has emerged because the basic method for locating choices to traditional agrochemical use. Warner describes profitable agroecological tasks in California, Iowa, Washington, and Wisconsin. California's massive and various specialty-crop agriculture has already produced 32 agricultural partnerships, and Warner will pay specific cognizance to agroecological efforts in that kingdom, together with these below means within the pear, winegrape, and almond farming systems.The publication indicates how renowned predicament concerning the overall healthiness and environmental affects of insecticides has contributed to shaping agricultural environmental coverage, and the way coverage has in flip encouraged artistic options from scientists, extension brokers, and growers.

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