Item #7487 Nature Farming and Microbial Applications. Hui-lian Xu, James F. Parr, Hiroshi Umemura.

Nature Farming and Microbial Applications

New York: Food Products Press, 2000.

Paperback. 8 1/4" X 6". xv, 402pp. Very mild wear to pictorial wraps with light rubbing and toning to covers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound. Book appears to be unread.

Recent concerns over environmental pollution and food quality degradation caused by the excessive use of chemicals have prompted scientists and policymakers to re-evaluate modern agricultural processes and search for alternatives that will aid in the production of healthy foods and the protection of our environment. Nature Farming and Microbial Applications summarizes current research in the field, highlighting unique practices such as the use of microbial inoculants and various alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

The principles of nature farming, as set forth by Japanese philosopher Mokichi Okada, must fulfill these requirements:
producing safe and nutritious food that promotes good health
providing economic and spiritual benefits to both producers and consumers
being sustainable and easily practiced
conserving and protecting the environment
producing sufficient high-quality food for an expanding world population

To this end, Nature Farming and Microbial Applications addresses issues of concern to organic farmers, including:
soil fertility
pest control
effective microorganisms
plant-water relations
stress resistance of growing crops

This well-referenced volume contains unique and original methods of modeling and analysis. It will be used again and again as a reference source for students and researchers.(Publisher). Very good. Item #7487

Price: $65.00