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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PROTECTING SURFACE AND GROUND WATERS IN EMERGING FARMING SYSTEMS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL UNITED STATES

Location: Soil and Water Management Research

Title: Sustainability initiatives in agriculture: The role of science

Authors
item Rice, Patricia -
item Rice, Pamela
item Van Emon, Jeanette -
item Arthur, Ellen -

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 16, 2011
Publication Date: August 26, 2011
Citation: Rice, P., Rice, P.J., Van Emon, J., Arthur, E. 2011. Sustainability initiatives in agriculture: The role of science [abstract]. Picogram and Abstracts. Abstract No. AGRO162 Volume 80. page 116. http://www.agrodiv.org/picograms/?download=18.

Technical Abstract: A sustainable society is one that can meet its needs while preserving natural resources for future generations. Key components of this goal are production of a robust food supply while protecting human health and the environment, conserving precious resources, and balancing economic viability. Rapid world-wide population growth will continue to challenge twenty-first century agriculture. Ensuring adequate food, fiber, and fuel for a growing population will require increased crop yields on less cultivated land, strain limited natural resources, and increase the need for continued advancement in more sustainable solutions through sound science. This presentation will discuss current sustainability initiatives, the role of science, available tools, and research needs.

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