The “resilient agro-culture of the third millennium” - the state of the art of application of bio-polymers in worldwide agriculture
The impressive improvement of the applications of compostable bio-polymers in conservative agriculture and precision farming is introducing a new generation of integrated agro-technologies, driving to the diffusion of the resilient agro-culture of the third millennium. This evolution is piloting the traditional sustainable agriculture to the holistic and wider concept of agro-culture, where the contribution of advanced technologies is defining new standards of the third millennium. This new concept means the migration to an innovative model of resilient and holistic agriculture, applied to soil and plants and characterized by the integration of precision farming technologies, compostable mulching, water conservation, fertility improvement, pesticides minimization, GMO-free biotechnologies, improvement of the biodiversity of crop systems with strengthening, of the homeostasis of the agro-eco-system. The positive results of the last five years of experiences come either from intensive or from extensive crops in three continents. Compostable fully-degradable mulching is rapidly becoming a pivoting technical factor for environmental care, as well as for quantity, quality and safety of staple food crops like rice, maize, pulses, cassava and oil crops.
Arioli, A. (2019). The “resilient agro-culture of the third millennium” - the state of the art of application of bio-polymers in worldwide agriculture. Acta Hortic. 1252, 151-158
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