Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction

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By Richard Earles; revised by Paul Williams

Published: 2005

Updated: 2005



8 pages


This overview publication discusses the concept of sustainability and its application to farming, offering suggestions for improving sustainability in various aspects of farming, and listing ATTRA publications that correlate with these basic principles of sustainable agriculture. Print resources and Web sites that offer further information are also listed in this 8-page document.

Table of Contents

What is Sustainable Agriculture?
How Do We Achieve Sustainability?
Know Your Markets, Protect Your Profits, and Add Value to Your Products
Build Soil Structure and Fertility
Protect Water Quality on and Beyond the Farm
Manage Pests Ecologically; Use Minimal Pesticides
Maximize Biodiversity on the Farm
How Can I Learn More About Sustainable Agriculture?

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