6. The Future of Farming and its Implications for Conservation

  1. Stephen Burchett and
  2. Sarah Burchett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch6

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

How to Cite

Burchett, S. and Burchett, S. (2010) The Future of Farming and its Implications for Conservation, in Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699355

Online ISBN: 9780470670095

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Keywords:

  • industrial-scale farming and monocultures - future of farming and conservation implications;
  • current farming practices - productivity, sustainable methods and new technologies;
  • industrial-scale production, and high-tech mechanization - at all stages;
  • US ecological studies, watercourses on and downstream - from farmlands, being eutrophic;
  • science and technology, addressing constraints - on crop production systems by environmental factors;
  • field scale food production systems in developed world - and precision farming technology;
  • desirable and defined traits - specific genes, as quantitative trait loci (QTL);
  • reduced crop and stock diversity implications;
  • technologies, utilised by farming industry - facilitating sustainable practice;
  • agri-environment schemes, directly affected by government policy - driving producers in two major directions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Industrial-scale farming and monocultures

  • Science and technology

  • Precision farming

  • Biotechnology

  • Tissue culture

  • Implications of reduced crop and stock diversity

  • Subsistence farming and emerging economies

  • Sustainable use of water, energy and waste

  • Agri-environment schemes

  • Conclusion

  • References