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Commentary on Agroecology in Action

Posted by UEPI on June 26, 2008

“As I started my dissertation research, I observed that many theories have evolved about sustainable agriculture, but few studies explain how people (farmers, farm advisers, scientists) had actually put these ideas into action.”

From the publication Sustainable Action. Click here for the full commentary
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Agroecology in Action

Posted by UEPI on June 16, 2008

Agroecology in Action

Keith Douglass Warner

January 2007, MIT Press

American agriculture has doubled its use of pesticides since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962. Agriculture is the nation’s leading cause of non-point-source water pollution–runoffs of pesticides, nutrients, and sediments into streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. In Agroecology in Action, Keith Douglass Warner describes agroecology, an emerging scientific response to agriculture’s environmental crises, and offers detailed case studies of ways in which growers, scientists, agricultural organizations, and public agencies have developed innovative, ecologically based techniques to reduce reliance on agrochemicals. Read the rest of this entry »

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