Applying the principles of sustainable farming

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attra.jpgSustainable farming meets environmental, economic, and social objectives simultaneously. Environmentally sound agriculture is nature-based rather than factory-based. Economic sustainability depends on profitable enterprises, sound financial planning, proactive marketing, and risk management. Social sustainability results from making decisions with the farm family's and the larger community's quality of life as a value and a goal. This publication discusses the principles of environmental, economic, and social sustainability, and provides practical examples of how to apply them on the farm.

Content

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Planning and Decision Making
  • Applying the Principles
  • Composts, Manures, and Fertilizers
  • Weed Management
  • Insect Pest Management
  • Plant Disease Management
  • Examples of Successful Transitions
Authors: 
Preston Sullivan
Publisher: 
ATTRA
Year: 
2003