"...a window on this dynamic system that is shaping the profile of food in this country"—Charles Francis, editor, compiles a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. Learn about history and certification, ecological knowledge as the basis of sustainability, biodiversity, crop–animal systems, forages, grain, oil seed, specialty crops, soil nutrient needs, vegetation and pest management, marketing, food security, education and research, and the future outlook. Combining farmer experience and wisdom with the best that science has to offer can help us better understand organic systems and how to design them to meet human needs and preserve an environment where we would like to live. Charles Francis, ed. Hardcover, 378 pages, 2009; ASA, CSSA, SSSA. Agron. Monogr. 54. ISBN: 978-0-89118-173-6. Item number: B40726.
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