Agroecological Perspectives in Agronomy, Forestry, and Agroforestry

Agroecological Perspectives in Agronomy Forestry and Agroforestry Most of the current productive potential is centered on monocultural systems and with these comes some associated environmental problems Given that the infrastructure and in field knowledge base is

  • Title: Agroecological Perspectives in Agronomy, Forestry, and Agroforestry
  • Author: Paul A. Wojtkowski
  • ISBN: 9781578082179
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most of the current productive potential is centered on monocultural systems and, with these, comes some associated environmental problems Given that the infrastructure and in field knowledge base is fixed, the obvious direction toward increased productivity is through chemical applications and genetic modifications Although not a complete substitute, agroecology offersMost of the current productive potential is centered on monocultural systems and, with these, comes some associated environmental problems Given that the infrastructure and in field knowledge base is fixed, the obvious direction toward increased productivity is through chemical applications and genetic modifications Although not a complete substitute, agroecology offers alternatives An example is insect control through natural means where some of the alternatives have been studied, some have not, Agroecology offers alternatives that are difficult to achieve with a traditional approach A poloyculture in agriculture or forestry can provide increased per area outputs, lower associated costs, and or reduce climatic and market risk The added complexity and the advantages inherent in a biodiverse plot or landscape may be better approached using agroecological principles This book offers a detailed, in depth, and advanced look at concepts, principles, and practices that underlie agroecology It provides an inclusive approach that encompasses agronomy, forestry, and agroforestry.

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