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Biological Husbandry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408107266, 9781483100067

Biological Husbandry

1st Edition

A Scientific Approach to Organic Farming

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Author: B. Stonehouse
eBook ISBN: 9781483100067
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th December 1981
Page Count: 366
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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.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Origins of the International Institute of Biological Husbandry

1 An Agriculture For The Future

I Soil Structure, Flora And Fauna


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


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


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


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 Ecological Food Production

V Comparative Studies


26 A Qualitative Comparison Between Conventional and Biological Agriculture

27 Energy Utilization in Orthodox and Biological Agriculture: A Comparison

28 Elements of Analysis of Biological Husbandry Methods On Four Farms in South-Eastern France

29 Analysis of Vegetables Produced By Orthodox And Biological Methods; Some Preliminary Results

VI Postscript

30 Feeding the World



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