Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Organic Farming and Food Production

Edited by Petr Konvalina, ISBN 978-953-51-0842-9, 198 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 07, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/45848
Edited Volume

Organic farming does not mean going "back" to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. The goal was to write a book where as many different existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from countries such as Romania, Poland, The Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovenia, Finland, etc. have been compiled into one book. The opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different countries and continents will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production as well as help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in this field.

Dr. Petr Konvalina

University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Dr. Petr Konvalina is the vice-dean for external relations at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. He is an Associate professor in plant production. He is oriented towards organic plant production, wheat growing, organic plant breeding and organic food processing. On these topics he has published more than 100 reviewed scientific papers. The papers are mostly focused on the possibilities of practical use of genetic resources of wheat (emmer, einkorn, spelt) in organic farming. Dr. Konvalina has been involved in many national and international research and educational projects related to organic plant production.

Experience

Education

  • 1995 – 2000

    Agriculture, Tabor

  • 2000 - 2005

    agriculture, University of South Bohemia, ceske budejovice

    -

  • 2005 – 2009

    agriculture, University of South Bohemia, ceske budejovice

    agroecology

Edited Books

  • Alternative Crops and Cropping Systems

    Alternative crops and cropping systems have importance in whole agricultural sector. As the name suggests, it is an alternative that can currently represent only a small economic importance. On the other hand, in some areas pose a new progressive direction, which has the potential to expand in the future. The goal was to write a book where as many different existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Poland, The Czech Republic, Mexico and Japan have been compiled into one book. I believe that the opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different countries and continents will create a new perspective in alternative crops and cropping systems. I hope that our book will help researchers and students all over the world to attain new and interesting results in the field of alternative crops and cropping systems.

  • Organic Farming - A Promising Way of Food Production

    Organic farming is a progressive method of farming and food production it does not mean going back to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the traditional farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. Authors' task was to write a book where many different existing studies could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from different countries have been compiled into one book. I believe that the opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different authors will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production. I hope that our book will help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in the field of organic farming and food production.

  • Organic Farming and Food Production

    Organic farming does not mean going "back" to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. The goal was to write a book where as many different existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from countries such as Romania, Poland, The Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovenia, Finland, etc. have been compiled into one book. The opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different countries and continents will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production as well as help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in this field.

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