Agrobiodiversity: characterization Utilization and by David Wood, Jillian M. Lenné

By David Wood, Jillian M. Lenné

Worldwide cognizance to biodiversity has multiplied long ago decade. Agricultural biodiversity is an important a part of biodiversity for human survival, but has been ignored as a subject. This booklet offers a vast assessment of present pondering on agrobiodiversity - what it's, the way it is conserved, and the way it may be higher used in sustainable farming. It brings jointly contributions from a large geographical and disciplinary history. Emphasis is put on useful interactions among parts of agrobiodiversity in more than a few farming platforms, illustrated by way of many case reports. The publication relates the evolution of agrobiodiversity and its winning administration to the wider atmosphere and to the starting to be have to preserve biodiversity in effective agricultural platforms. it's crucial studying for ecologists, biologists and agricultural scientists.

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Clearly balaIH:e is nt:t:ded betwee n the human needs and the mainte nance of biodive rsity for future survival. The mainte nance of biodive rsity is in the long-te rm interest s of all in so far as it contrib utes to sustainability, food securit y and surviva l. There are cases, however. where livestock produc tion may ereatt: problem s. 'plcnish their land with nutrien ts while the recipients suffer nutrien t pollution which may serious ly affect crop produc tion, water quality, etc. , 1997).

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Delimited fields remove crops physically from contact with wild relatives and exposure to alien pollen and sources of pests and disease: diversity and selection pressure are thereby both reduced. , Chapter 8. , Chapter 9, this volume). 'rr)JJ [5. Cox ,111<1 11 1M,,)d diverse conditions, P1a1ltin~ will be timed to avoid cxposin~ the crop to seasonal pest and disease pressures. Where micro-habitats exist on farms~ these will be matched with appropriate varieties. lessening the environmental selection pressure (see Lenne and Wood~ Chapter 18, this volume).

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