Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
Author: Robert L. Zimdahl
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780128005613
ISBN 13: 0128005610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture Book Review:

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture is a scientific look at how the chemicals used in today's food production were developed, evaluated, and came to be in wide-spread use. From fertilizers to pest management, antibiotics to DNA, chemicals have transformed the way our food is grown, protected, and processed. Agriculture is the world's most important environment interaction, the essential human activity, and an increasingly controversial activity because of its use and presumed misuse of chemistry. The major characteristics of US agriculture for at least the last six decades have been rising productivity, declining number of mid-size farms, increasing farm size, an increasing percentage of farm production on fewer, large farms, increasing dependence of chemical technology and more developmental research being done by the agricultural chemical industry rather than by independent land-grant universities. Another equally important feature of modern agriculture is wide-spread suspicion of its technology by the public. The book will recount examples of this suspicion related to specific chemicals and present the essence of the suspicion and its results. Offers an historical analysis of the discovery and development some aspects of the chemistry of modern agriculture Addresses the advantages, disadvantages, desirable and undesirable results of the use of each of the chosen chemicals and compares and contrasts the real and frequently assumed problems of their use Provides valuable insights into the history and application of these focused chemicals, enabling readers to apply the lessons to new agricultural chemical developments

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 012800617X
ISBN 13: 9780128006177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture Book Review:

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture is a scientific look at how the chemicals used in today's food production were developed, evaluated, and came to be in wide-spread use. From fertilizers to pest management, antibiotics to DNA, chemicals have transformed the way our food is grown, protected, and processed. Agriculture is the world's most important environment interaction, the essential human activity, and an increasingly controversial activity because of its use and presumed misuse of chemistry. The major characteristics of US agriculture for at least the last six decades have been rising productivity, declining number of mid-size farms, increasing farm size, an increasing percentage of farm production on fewer, large farms, increasing dependence of chemical technology and more developmental research being done by the agricultural chemical industry rather than by independent land-grant universities. Another equally important feature of modern agriculture is wide-spread suspicion of its technology by the public. The book will recount examples of this suspicion related to specific chemicals and present the essence of the suspicion and its results. Offers an historical analysis of the discovery and development some aspects of the chemistry of modern agriculture Addresses the advantages, disadvantages, desirable and undesirable results of the use of each of the chosen chemicals and compares and contrasts the real and frequently assumed problems of their use Provides valuable insights into the history and application of these focused chemicals, enabling readers to apply the lessons to new agricultural chemical developments

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2007-09-06
ISBN 10: 9780080549859
ISBN 13: 0080549853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Weed Science Book Review:

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management, and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds - without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering New information on invasive plants Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon
Author: Robert L. Zimdahl
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0124160433
ISBN 13: 9780124160439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon Book Review:

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do not venture forth to understand and shape the ethical base of the future, it will be imposed by others. Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, sustainability, and biotechnology. * Written by an expert who has been engaged in agricultural education and research for over 35 years * Content is easily understandable by non-philosophers * The concepts of scientific truth and myth are contrasted and compared * Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion * Companion website will accompany the book with further teaching aids and a discussion board

A History of Weed Science in the United States

A History of Weed Science in the United States
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN 10: 0123815029
ISBN 13: 9780123815026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Weed Science in the United States Book Review:

It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important not, in general, the road that leads to achievement. What was new yesterday is routine today, and what is described as revolutionary today may be considered antiquated tomorrow. Weed science has been strongly influenced by technology developed by supporting industries, subsequently employed in research and, ultimately, used by farmers and crop growers. The science has focused on results and progress. Scientists have been--and the majority remain--problem solvers whose solutions have evolved as rapidly as have the new weed problems needing solutions. In a more formal sense, weed scientists have been adherents of the instrumental ideology of modern science. That is an analysis of their work, and their orientation reveals the strong emphasis on practical, useful knowledge; on know how. The opposite, and frequently complementary orientation, that has been missing from weed science is an emphasis on contemplative knowledge; that is, knowing why. This book expands on and analyzes how these orientations have affected weed science’s development. The first analytical history of weed science to be written Compares the development of weed science, entomology and plant pathology Identifies the primary founders of weed science and describes their role

Agricultural Ethics An Invitation

Agricultural Ethics   An Invitation
Author: Robert L. Zimdahl
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 3030489353
ISBN 13: 9783030489359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Ethics An Invitation Book Review:

I write because I am concerned that I and my agricultural colleagues have avoided addressing the moral dimension of the environmental and social problems we have contributed to. I hope for an exchange of ideas about agriculture's moral dilemmas. I encourage my readers to engage in a collective conversation about the dilemmas and avoid remaining in what Merton calls "the collective arrogance and despair of his own herd." If those engaged in agriculture continue to ignore and fail to realize our common difficulties they will be addressed and resolved by societal pressure and political action, which may not yield the resolution we favor. The book's goal is not to resolve the moral dilemmas raised. It is to raise them and encourage thought and discussion. It will ask but not answer why nearly all involved in agriculture have not addressed the moral concerns voiced by the general public. The agricultural enterprise is committed to the benefits and future success of the present, very productive, chemical, capital, and energy intensive system, which is, in the minds of many, not sustainable. The internal justification invokes the moral claim that they feed the world's population. The question remains whether or not the prevailing moral justification of feeding the world is adequate given all the issues modern, developed country agriculture faces: pesticides in soil, water, and food, cruelty to animals, Biotech/GMO's, corporate agriculture, pollution by animal factory waste, exploitation of and cruelty to migrant labor.

Sustainable Agrochemistry

Sustainable Agrochemistry
Author: Sílvio Vaz Jr.
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 3030178919
ISBN 13: 9783030178918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agrochemistry Book Review:

This book presents a broad range of technologies for sustainable agrochemistry, e.g. semiochemicals for pest management, nanotechnology for release of eco-friendly agrochemicals, and green chemistry principles for agriculture. It provides a concise introduction to sustainable agrochemistry for a professional audience, and highlights the main scientific and technological approaches that can be applied to modern agrochemistry. It also discusses various available technologies for reducing the negative impacts of agrochemicals on the environment and human health.

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on a Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN 10: 030930783X
ISBN 13: 9780309307833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System Book Review:

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of agriculture, a major goal has been to attain sufficient foods that provide the energy and the nutrients needed for a healthy, active life. Over time, food production, processing, marketing, and consumption have evolved and become highly complex. The challenges of improving the food system in the 21st century will require systemic approaches that take full account of social, economic, ecological, and evolutionary factors. Policy or business interventions involving a segment of the food system often have consequences beyond the original issue the intervention was meant to address. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System develops an analytical framework for assessing effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed, marketed, retailed, and consumed in the United States. The framework will allow users to recognize effects across the full food system, consider all domains and dimensions of effects, account for systems dynamics and complexities, and choose appropriate methods for analysis. This report provides example applications of the framework based on complex questions that are currently under debate: consumption of a healthy and safe diet, food security, animal welfare, and preserving the environment and its resources. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System describes the U.S. food system and provides a brief history of its evolution into the current system. This report identifies some of the real and potential implications of the current system in terms of its health, environmental, and socioeconomic effects along with a sense for the complexities of the system, potential metrics, and some of the data needs that are required to assess the effects. The overview of the food system and the framework described in this report will be an essential resource for decision makers, researchers, and others to examine the possible impacts of alternative policies or agricultural or food processing practices.

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Rethinking Food and Agriculture
Author: Amir Kassam,Laila Kassam
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 0128164115
ISBN 13: 9780128164112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Food and Agriculture Book Review:

Given the central role of the food and agriculture system in driving so many of the connected ecological, social and economic threats and challenges we currently face, Rethinking Food and Agriculture reviews, reassesses and reimagines the current food and agriculture system and the narrow paradigm in which it operates. Rethinking Food and Agriculture explores and uncovers some of the key historical, ethical, economic, social, cultural, political, and structural drivers and root causes of unsustainability, degradation of the agricultural environment, destruction of nature, short-comings in science and knowledge systems, inequality, hunger and food insecurity, and disharmony. It reviews efforts towards ‘sustainable development’, and reassesses whether these efforts have been implemented with adequate responsibility, acceptable societal and environmental costs and optimal engagement to secure sustainability, equity and justice. The book highlights the many ways that farmers and their communities, civil society groups, social movements, development experts, scientists and others have been raising awareness of these issues, implementing solutions and forging ‘new ways forward’, for example towards paradigms of agriculture, natural resource management and human nutrition which are more sustainable and just. Rethinking Food and Agriculture proposes ways to move beyond the current limited view of agro-ecological sustainability towards overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on the principle of ‘inclusive responsibility’. Inclusive responsibility encourages ecosystem sustainability based on agro-ecological and planetary limits to sustainable resource use for production and livelihoods. Inclusive responsibility also places importance on quality of life, pluralism, equity and justice for all and emphasises the health, well-being, sovereignty, dignity and rights of producers, consumers and other stakeholders, as well as of nonhuman animals and the natural world. Explores some of the key drivers and root causes of unsustainability , degradation of the agricultural environment and destruction of nature Highlights the many ways that different stakeholders have been forging 'new ways forward' towards alternative paradigms of agriculture, human nutrition and political economy, which are more sustainable and just Proposes ways to move beyong the current unsustainable exploitation of natural resources towards agroecological sustainability and overall sustainability of the food and agriculture system based on 'inclusive responsibility'

Annual Report Alberta Agriculture

Annual Report   Alberta Agriculture
Author: Alberta. Department of Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021580514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pesticides

Pesticides
Author: Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 9535112171
ISBN 13: 9789535112174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pesticides Book Review:

The edited book Pesticides - Toxic Aspects contains an overview of attractive researchers of pesticide toxicology that covers the hazardous effects of common chemical pesticide agents employed every day in our agricultural practices. The combination of experimental and theoretical pesticide investigations of current interest will make this book of significance to researchers, scientists, engineers, and graduate students who make use of those different investigations to understand the toxic aspects of pesticides. We hope that this book will continue to meet the expectations and needs of all interested in different aspects of pesticide toxicity.

Farm Chemicals

Farm Chemicals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000066719045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica
Author: R. Selvaraju
Publsiher: Food and Agriculture Organization
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03691717T
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica Book Review:

ctives of the study are: (i) to review current knowledge on vulnerability, past trends in climate, and impacts of climate variability and change on agriculture sector, and (ii) to explore technical and policy alternatives in order to cope with and adapt to impacts of climate variability and change more effectively. The study identified what the potential impacts are, considered what interventions are appropriate, and if and where they should occur. The scope of the study focused on broader policy directions and investment priorities in relation to climate change adaptation. The first two chapters of this book present overall background on the agriculture sector and vulnerability context. Chapter 2 specifically presents vulnerability of agro-ecosystems and food production systems in both temporal and special dimensions. Chapter 3 elaborates on the nature of climate variability and expected future changes in climate. The past trends in climate were described based on observation, analysi

Research on Agricultural Chemicals in Illinois Groundwater

Research on Agricultural Chemicals in Illinois Groundwater
Author: Illinois Groundwater Consortium. Conference
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112046949951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemistry in agriculture

Chemistry in agriculture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924000313662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Our Changing Planet

Our Changing Planet
Author: Fred T. Mackenzie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054131993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Changing Planet Book Review:

This text is a general interdisciplinary discussion of global environmental change oriented toward the non-specialist in science. Presented are both Earth Science and ecological concepts related to global change, as well as discussion of the human dimensions of change.

Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture

Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Author: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1949
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B648176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture of the Province of Saskatchewan

Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture of the Province of Saskatchewan
Author: Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1958
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3100844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Farming Systems and Poverty

Farming Systems and Poverty
Author: John A. Dixon,David P. Gibbon,Aidan Gulliver,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789251046272
ISBN 13: 9251046271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farming Systems and Poverty Book Review:

A joint FAO and World Bank study which shows how the farming systems approach can be used to identify priorities for the reduction of hunger and poverty in the main farming systems of the six major developing regions of the world.

Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development

Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1973
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3658607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Book Review: