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Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture Book
Author : Robert L Zimdahl
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-07-23
ISBN : 012800617X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture is a scientific look at how the chemicals used in today's food production were developed, evaluated, and came to be in wide-spread use. From fertilizers to pest management, antibiotics to DNA, chemicals have transformed the way our food is grown, protected, and processed. Agriculture is the world's most important environment interaction, the essential human activity, and an increasingly controversial activity because of its use and presumed misuse of chemistry. The major characteristics of US agriculture for at least the last six decades have been rising productivity, declining number of mid-size farms, increasing farm size, an increasing percentage of farm production on fewer, large farms, increasing dependence of chemical technology and more developmental research being done by the agricultural chemical industry rather than by independent land-grant universities. Another equally important feature of modern agriculture is wide-spread suspicion of its technology by the public. The book will recount examples of this suspicion related to specific chemicals and present the essence of the suspicion and its results. Offers an historical analysis of the discovery and development some aspects of the chemistry of modern agriculture Addresses the advantages, disadvantages, desirable and undesirable results of the use of each of the chosen chemicals and compares and contrasts the real and frequently assumed problems of their use Provides valuable insights into the history and application of these focused chemicals, enabling readers to apply the lessons to new agricultural chemical developments

Phosphorus

Phosphorus Book
Author : Jim Elser,Phil Haygarth
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-12-24
ISBN : 0199916918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Phosphorus tells the story of this element, from its supernova origins through its modern roles as fertilizer and as global water pollutant, while delineating solutions for its future.

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon Book
Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0124160433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do not venture forth to understand and shape the ethical base of the future, it will be imposed by others. Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, sustainability, and biotechnology. * Written by an expert who has been engaged in agricultural education and research for over 35 years * Content is easily understandable by non-philosophers * The concepts of scientific truth and myth are contrasted and compared * Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion * Companion website will accompany the book with further teaching aids and a discussion board

Agricultural Ethics An Invitation

Agricultural Ethics   An Invitation Book
Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-08-13
ISBN : 3030489353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I write because I am concerned that I and my agricultural colleagues have avoided addressing the moral dimension of the environmental and social problems we have contributed to. I hope for an exchange of ideas about agriculture's moral dilemmas. I encourage my readers to engage in a collective conversation about the dilemmas and avoid remaining in what Merton calls "the collective arrogance and despair of his own herd." If those engaged in agriculture continue to ignore and fail to realize our common difficulties they will be addressed and resolved by societal pressure and political action, which may not yield the resolution we favor. The book's goal is not to resolve the moral dilemmas raised. It is to raise them and encourage thought and discussion. It will ask but not answer why nearly all involved in agriculture have not addressed the moral concerns voiced by the general public. The agricultural enterprise is committed to the benefits and future success of the present, very productive, chemical, capital, and energy intensive system, which is, in the minds of many, not sustainable. The internal justification invokes the moral claim that they feed the world's population. The question remains whether or not the prevailing moral justification of feeding the world is adequate given all the issues modern, developed country agriculture faces: pesticides in soil, water, and food, cruelty to animals, Biotech/GMO's, corporate agriculture, pollution by animal factory waste, exploitation of and cruelty to migrant labor.

Sustainable Agrochemistry

Sustainable Agrochemistry Book
Author : Sílvio Vaz Jr.
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-28
ISBN : 3030178919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a broad range of technologies for sustainable agrochemistry, e.g. semiochemicals for pest management, nanotechnology for release of eco-friendly agrochemicals, and green chemistry principles for agriculture. It provides a concise introduction to sustainable agrochemistry for a professional audience, and highlights the main scientific and technological approaches that can be applied to modern agrochemistry. It also discusses various available technologies for reducing the negative impacts of agrochemicals on the environment and human health.

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science Book
Author : Robert L Zimdahl
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-08-09
ISBN : 0123978181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society. Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering New information on invasive plants Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more Instructor resources can be found at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/Login.aspx, and it is password protected. Please contact your sales representative at [email protected] for access to the instructor resources. The insturctor site consists of chapter questions, essay questions, an exam and images from the book

A History of Weed Science in the United States

A History of Weed Science in the United States Book
Author : Robert L Zimdahl
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-02-04
ISBN : 0123815029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important not, in general, the road that leads to achievement. What was new yesterday is routine today, and what is described as revolutionary today may be considered antiquated tomorrow. Weed science has been strongly influenced by technology developed by supporting industries, subsequently employed in research and, ultimately, used by farmers and crop growers. The science has focused on results and progress. Scientists have been--and the majority remain--problem solvers whose solutions have evolved as rapidly as have the new weed problems needing solutions. In a more formal sense, weed scientists have been adherents of the instrumental ideology of modern science. That is an analysis of their work, and their orientation reveals the strong emphasis on practical, useful knowledge; on know how. The opposite, and frequently complementary orientation, that has been missing from weed science is an emphasis on contemplative knowledge; that is, knowing why. This book expands on and analyzes how these orientations have affected weed science’s development. The first analytical history of weed science to be written Compares the development of weed science, entomology and plant pathology Identifies the primary founders of weed science and describes their role

Journal

Journal Book
Author : National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Technological Change Farm Mechanization and Agricultural Employment

Technological Change  Farm Mechanization and Agricultural Employment Book
Author : University of California (System). Division of Agricultural Sciences
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Farm Chemicals

Farm Chemicals Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Annual Report Alberta Agriculture

Annual Report   Alberta Agriculture Book
Author : Alberta. Department of Agriculture
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Diamond Japan Business Directory

Diamond Japan Business Directory Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South Dakota s Agricultural Economy in Perspective

South Dakota s Agricultural Economy in Perspective Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Annual Research Report of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences University of Florida Gainesville Florida

Annual Research Report of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station  Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences  University of Florida  Gainesville  Florida Book
Author : University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chemistry in agriculture

Chemistry in agriculture Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research on Agricultural Chemicals in Illinois Groundwater

Research on Agricultural Chemicals in Illinois Groundwater Book
Author : Illinois Groundwater Consortium. Conference
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Journal of the National Cancer Institute Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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