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Technological Change in Rainfed Farming Systems : Implications for Their Function, Productivity, Stability and Sustainability

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Birch, C and Cooper, I, Technological Change in Rainfed Farming Systems : Implications for Their Function, Productivity, Stability and Sustainability, Rainfed Farming Systems, Springer, P Tow, I Cooper, I Partridge and C Birch (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 185-214. ISBN 9781402091315 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]


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Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/p88675612060j6...

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-9132-2_7

Abstract

This chapter examines technological change in agriculture and its implications for the functioning, productivity, stability and sustainability of rainfed farming systems. The need for a systems approach to avoid unintended consequences is considered along with the contribution of plant breeding, changes in tillage practice, crop residue management, use of cover crops, weed, insect and disease management, plant nutrition and fertiliser use, biotechnology, precision farming and automation, modeling and decision support methodologies. The chapter also examines the impacts of past technological change, and current technology and the potential for future innovation.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:technological change, agriculture, rainfall
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Agronomy
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production not elsewhere classified
Author:Birch, C (Associate Professor Colin Birch)
ID Code:52693
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2008-08-01
Last Modified:2012-11-13
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