5 edition of Advances in agriculture environment & health found in the catalog.
Advances in agriculture environment & health
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Other titles||Advances in agriculture environment and health|
|Statement||editors, Shashi Bala Singh ... [et al.].|
|Contributions||Singh, Shashi Bala.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 512 p. :|
|Number of Pages||512|
|LC Control Number||2008319457|
Added To Cart. Many farmers have changed plowing practices—plowing their fields less often and not as deep. And we now know that the rapid expansion of cattle populations to meet human dietary demands has contributed substantially to changes in the composition of gases within the atmosphere. Some health and environmental protections also limit property rights. If this process proceeds far enough, lakes and reservoirs become choked with decaying mats of algae, which have offensive odors and can cause fish kills from the resulting lack of dissolved oxygen.
Food and health security is a crosscutting issue targeting the most food insecure areas. This book is a complete summary of enzyme immobilization and also thoroughly covers all the latest research. Iowa farmers had learned the value in planting corn and feeding it to fatten their livestock. Animal agriculture, in particular, has been evolving for decades. Poverty Lack of access to health care For many years some politicians and scholars argued that we should wait for more evidence of global warming before taking action, since the steps needed to prevent or minimize it could have disastrous economic consequences.
Reforestation efforts seek to replace as much forest land as possible every year, and it is currently estimated that about 40 percent of the trees removed each year are being replaced. They learned how to use the pollen from one variety of corn to fertilize another variety to produce a hybrid. Windbreaks were planted to break the force of the prairie winds, tillage methods were changed to reduce exposed soils, and vegetation or stubble was retained on the fields after the growing season to provide protective cover. These dramatic changes were produced by technological innovations, development of hybrid strains and other genetic improvements, and a fourfold increase in the use of pesticides and fertilizers fig.
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Erosion affects productivity because it removes the surface soils, containing most of the organic matter, plant nutrients, and fine soil particles, which help to retain water and nutrients in the root zone where they are available to plants.
Long-term loss of farmland productivity and damage to the environment from eroded sediments, therefore, often are overlooked in the need for short-term economic gains.
Intensification of Agriculture. Despite the rapidly increasing number of studies devoted to these topics in recent years, research on charcoal use in animal production systems is still largely empirical.
Why then is erosion allowed to continue at excessive levels on many U. Because some of these new pesticides are highly soluble in water, they may leach to groundwater underlying farming regions. Federal support for state agricultural experiment stations began inproviding the basis for scientific improvement of American agriculture.
They learned about cattle and hog breeding which in turn improved the livestock industry. Pimentel, D. The trend toward intensive crop production in modern farming has led to increased potential for damage by pests and diseases. One example is integrated pest management, aimed at controlling pests through a combination of methods that minimize undesirable ecological effects.
Apparently, potential benefits of charcoal use in animal production systems are broad and multidimensional. Haverkamp, and W. The vast majority of the studies demonstrated at least some efficacy for charcoal to improve measured parameters, including increases in weight gain, feed intake, and digestibility; improvement in carcass characteristics, meat, and egg quality; enhanced immune system function; detoxification of toxins from feed and forage sources and organic chemicals; reduction in antibiotic residues and pathogens, as well as some effect on reducing enteric methane emissions.
Intensification of agriculture has not, however, been an unmixed blessing. The new variety grew ears that were better than either of its "parents.
Governments spend billions of dollars trying to improve the health of citizens and prevent diseases. Early farmers improved their crop production by inventing the first hoes. Iowa farmers and agricultural scientists have benefited and contributed to the ever-evolving science of agriculture.
These toxins can exert tremendous effects on the natural world, leading to environmental degradation and problems like acid rain and harmful algal blooms in the ocean.
Conserving Resources Over the years farmers have become more aware of conservation methods to prevent erosion and to protect the water. Agencies often refrain from making regulatory decisions until they have complete scientific evidence.
In sufficient quantities these can contaminate groundwater supplies. See fact sheet. This often involves clearing forests to make room for urban and suburban development, as well as to provide building materials.
Today, farmers improve crop production through the use of global positioning systems GPS. Most recent volume Volume 2. The formal program of instruction began at Ames inand the college eventually developed into a nationally recognized leader in scientific agricultural advancement.
These include nanotechnology, genetic modification of plants and animals, antibiotic resistance, threats to food safety, and the growing market for biofuels.
The eroded soils contain nutrients and other chemicals that are beneficial on farm fields, but can impair water quality when carried away by erosion. Perhaps this platform could be used to develop effective vaccines to protect horses infected with the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus which has increasingly spread throughout equine racing, show, and pleasure barns and facilities, resulting in prolonged quarantines, and unfortunately, illness and death.
In the past couple of decades, awareness has been growing of the many potential problems caused by the heavy use of chemicals in modern agriculture.
Iowa farmers had learned the value in planting corn and feeding it to fatten their livestock. Since providing extra protections to everyone would be costly and impractical, protections must be meted out carefully and the populations who are vulnerable to a particular environmental risk factor must be defined clearly.
Surface runoff carries herbicides to streams and lakes, and groundwater can become contaminated by percolation of water and dissolved chemicals downward through the soil.Advances in Agriculture publishes research on the cultivation of soil and crops, and the rearing of livestock.
Its focus is on new methods and technologies for improving agricultural processes, increasing yield, conservation and breeding. Oct 03, · The book also looks at the application of microbes for the removal of pollutants and the recovery of metals and oils. Also discussed is the detection and exploitation of microorganisms in the diagnosis of human diseases, providing possible holistic approaches to sylvaindez.com: Pradeep Kumar, Jayanta Kumar Patra, Pranjal Chandra.
Sustainable Agriculture: Advances in Plant Metabolome and Microbiome focuses on the advancement of basic and applied research related to plant-microbe interaction and their implementation in progressive agricultural sustainability. The book also highlights the developing area of bioinformatics tools for the interpretation of metabolome, the.
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Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread and stubborn development challenges. Agriculture has made remarkable advances, but its contribution to improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers in developing countries lags behind.