Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Written By Robert L. Zimdahl
Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 31 July 2015
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
  • Pages : 216 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture written by Robert L. Zimdahl which was release on 31 July 2015, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
  • Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-31
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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Summary : 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 ...

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-23
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-01-24
  • Total pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-09-06
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-02-04
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Total pages : 173
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Total pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-21
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-10-31
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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Summary : Global Environmental Sustainability: Case Studies and Analysis of the United Nations’ Journey toward Sustainable Development presents an integrated, interdisciplinary analysis of sustainable development, addressing global environmental problems in the contemporary world. It critically examines current actions being taken on global and local scales, particularly in relation to the UN’s ...

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  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-01-20
  • Total pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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Summary : This book shows recent and innovative applications of the use of hyperspectral technology for optimal quantification of crop, vegetation, and soil biophysical variables at various spatial scales, which can be an important aspect in agricultural management practices and monitoring. The articles collected inside the book are intended to help researchers ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Total pages : 485
  • ISBN : 9780128005613
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Summary : Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields. This Third Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to incorporate significant advances in our understanding of ...