session9 - Nutr 241A Agricultural Science and Policy I,...

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S e a r c h Readings: Session 9 Authors : Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D. Readings Sustainable Agriculture System s. Chap. 2( part): Water Relationship in a sustainable agriculture system. E.John Sadler and Neil C Turner. (1994) Drought follows the Plow: Cultivating Marginal Areas . Drought, desertification and food production. Michael H Glantz (1994) Soils in Our Environment . Chap. 15: Water resources and irrigation, pp. 450-478. Raymond Miller and Duane Gardiner. (2001). Key Questions Water Relationship in a Sustainable Agriculture System What is the role of water in agriculture? What are the commonly practiced water conservation measures in agriculture? What are the purposes of fallowing? Drought follows the plow – cultivating marginal areas What is the relationship between drought and desertification? There is a close link between inappropriate land use practices and occurrence of drought / desertification. What factors lead to inappropriate land use practices?
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course NUTR 241 taught by Professor Kathleenmerrigan during the Fall '06 term at TUFS.

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