How Understanding Evolution Can Improve AgricultureeBook - 2012
As human populations grow and resources are depleted, agriculture will need to use land, water, and other resources more efficiently and without sacrificing long-term sustainability. Darwinian Agriculture presents an entirely new approach to these challenges, one that draws on the principles of evolution and natural selection. R. Ford Denison shows how both biotechnology and traditional plant breeding can use Darwinian insights to identify promising routes for crop genetic improvement and avoid costly dead ends.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J : Princeton Univ Press, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (258 pages) : illustrations