Biological Husbandry: A Scientific Approach to Organic Farming covers a proceeding of a symposium organized by International Institute of Biological Husbandry on August 26-30, 1980 at Wye College in London, United Kingdom. Said symposium aims to promote the scientific development of biological or organic agriculture. The text covers topics such as the assessment of conventional, biological, and integrated agriculture; soil use in temperate climates, organic matter cycles in tropical soils, and plant-microbial interactions; biological pest control, the importance of chemical agents and biotechnology in biological husbandry, and allelochemicals in the future of agriculture. The book is recommended for biologists and agriculturists who would like to know more about the studies in biological husbandry and its implications in the field.
Contents Foreword Introduction: Origins of the International Institute of Biological Husbandry 1 An Agriculture For The Future I Soil Structure, Flora And Fauna Introduction 2 Priorities For Soil Use in Temperate Climates 3 Organic Matter Cycles in Tropical Soils and Husbandry Systems (With Special Reference To Africa) 4 Plant-Microbial Interactions 5 Influence of Agricultural Practice on Soil Invertebrate Animals 6 The Composting of Agricultural Wastes II Agricultural Methods Introduction 7 Biological Pest Control 8 The Place of Agricultural Chemicals in Biological Husbandry 9 Practical Problems of Energy Saving and Recycling In Biological Husbandry 10 The Relationship of Biotechnology to Biological Husbandry 11 Limiting Factors in Biological Husbandry—A Biochemical Approach 12 Allelochemicals in A Future Agriculture 13 The Role of Seaweed In 'Closed Cycle' Agriculture III Biological Husbandry in the Tropics Introduction 14 The Scope For Biological Agriculture in Nigeria 15 Developing Stable and Productive Biological Cropping Systems For The Humid Tropics 16 An Appropriate Technology For Indian Agriculture 17 The Effects of Three Organic Materials on the Cation Exchange Capacity of Three Ugandan Soils 18 Minimum Tillage and Mulch Farming in the Semiarid Areas Of East Africa 19 Indian Agriculture—Was Albert Howard Right? A Reassessment Of His Pioneering Contributions 20 Biological Agriculture and Developing Countries: Problems And Prospects IV Systems of Agriculture Introduction 21 The Principles and Practice of Biodynamic Agriculture 22 The Biology and Technology of Smallholdings 23 Organic Field Crop Production in the Midwestern United States 24 Developing Agriculture of Village Community Projects In The Western Solomons 25 An Assessment of the Ark Project As A Model For E
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
- 29th December 1981
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