Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. This series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions.
Eric Lichtfouse: PhD in organic geochemistry, INRA researcher in Dijon, France since 1992, he teaches scientific writing. He is also editor in chief of the INRA journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, and founder and editor of the Springer journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.
01 Seed legislation in Europe and crop genetic diversity; Tone Winge
02 Postharvest management of fruits and vegetables storage; Hassan R. El-Ramady, Éva Domokos-Szabolcsy, Neama A. Abdalla, Hussein S. Taha, Miklóc Fári
03 Herbicides: history, classification and genetic manipulation of plants for herbicide resistance; Sharad Vats
04 Nitrogen-fixing plant-microbe symbioses; M. Harun-or Rashid, Martin Krehenbrink, Mohd. Sayeed Akhtar
05 Factors influencing farm profitability; Yeong Sheng Tey and Mark Brindal
06 Soil fertility and crop productivity in African sustainable agriculture; Alfred Oghode Misaiti Okorogbona, Patrick Adebola Alfred Oghode Misaiti Okorogbona
07 Drought stress tolerant Horse Gram for sustainable agriculture; Jyoti Bhardwaj and Sudesh Kumar Yadav Sudesh Kumar Yadav
08 Essential oils for pest control in Agroecology; Bhawana Srivastava, Anand Sagar, Nawal Kishore Dubey, Lipika Sharma Bhawana Srivastava
09 Organic potato farming adoption in Iran; Seyed Alireza Ghadimi, Hossien Shabanali Fami, Ali Asadi Hossien Shabanali Fami
10 Crop plant hormones and environmental stress; Shah Fahad, Lixiao Nie, Yutiao Chen, Chao Wu, Dongliang Xiong, Shah Saud, Liu Hongyan, Kehui Cui and Jianliang Huang