Farming in transition: Analysis – Scientists and farmers try new approach to research
Author AffiliationsS. Kaffka is Extension Agonomist, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 48(5):11-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n05p11. September 1994.
AbstractThe Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project is one of several newer, large-scale experiments that have contrasted idealized cropping practices with existing ones. The common objective of these experiments has been to develop and compare cropping systems substantially different from current practice, with each system following separate rules of management. Difficult conceptual and methodological issues arise when both development and research are objectives in a project, and when many factors change simultaneously.
Kaffka S. 1994. Farming in transition: Analysis – Scientists and farmers try new approach to research. Hilgardia 48(5):11-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n05p11
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