Farming in transition Overview: Society pressures farmers to adopt more sustainable systems
AuthorJill Shore Auburn
Author AffiliationsJ.S. Auburn is Associate Director of the statewide Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, based on the UC Davis campus, and Western Regional Training Coordinator of USDA-SARE's new educational program for Cooperative Extension and other professionals.
Hilgardia 48(5):7-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n05p7. September 1994.
AbstractPressures ranging from government regulation of air, water and food to the often unsympathetic views of an urban populace have put increasing demands on farmers to adopt more sustainable practices. Yet there is no set formula for doing so; the best way to achieve sustainability varies according to region and climate, and in many cases is still under study. UC scientists and farmers are working in partnerships across the state to learn which farming systems are most successful and economically viable.
Auburn J. 1994. Farming in transition Overview: Society pressures farmers to adopt more sustainable systems. Hilgardia 48(5):7-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n05p7
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