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Conservation Tillage and Cropping Innovation: Constructing the New Culture of Agriculture

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1947-1
360 pages
May 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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A sociological study of changing farming methods, Conservation Tillage and Cropping Innovation investigates those techniques that have gradually continued to replace the plow culture.

With thorough documentation of the conservation tillage and cropping revolution, this book features chapters on: The Social Construction of Innovative Networks; Planning Conservation Cropping: Implications for Research, Development, and Extension; The New Agriculture of Conservation Cropping: Present and Future.

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Foreword;
Preface;
Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
Conceptualizing System Innovation: Social Construction of Conservation Tillage and Cropping;
Plow Culture in the United States and Australia;
Farming in the 1950s: The Driving Forces;
The Social Construction of Innovative Networks;
Social Construction of New Tillage and Cropping Systems in the united States;
The Construction of New Tillage Systems in Australia;
The Spread of Conservation Tillage in Kentucky and Queensland;
Reconstructing the Farm Landscape: The Spread of Conservation Tillage in the United States;
Planning Conservation Cropping: Implications for Research, Development, and Extension;
The New Agriculture of Conservation Cropping: Present and Future;
Bibliography;
Acronyms;
Index.
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* covers developments from a sociological standpoint
* investigates those techniques that have gradually continued to replace the plough culture
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