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monoculture

an agricultural system in which a single crop (e.g. wheat) is grown to the exclusion of other crops.
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Funding of up to 1,000 euros is available for farmers to trial their own mixtures on at least 2,000 sq m and compare them to a nearby monoculture.
Beyond pollution from burning, and pesticides for monoculture cultivation that get absorbed into the aquifers, is the impact on the island's water.
Interviews with farmers have indicated that rice yield in the Mekong Delta was lower in rice monocultures with three rice crops per year (RRR) than in rotation systems with rice being rotated with one (RUR) or two (RUU) upland crops per year (Linh et al.
In addition, forage soybean contains higher levels of protein than many other types of forage and possesses N fixation capability; however, some studies suggest that soybean has poor fermentation quality when ensiled as a monoculture (McDonald et al.
Treatments consisted of the following intercropping: lettuce + marigold between rows, lettuce + marigold between plants, and monocultures of each species.
They were randomly allocated to two monocultures (possessing only abant trout or brook trout) and one duoculture (50% abant trout; 50% brook trout).
Active collection using an insect net limited by time, with sampling duration proportional to the area of each micro-habitat, as follows: Forest (Fo)--three hours and 30 minutes; Monoculture (Mo)--one hour and 40 minutes; Polyculture (Po)--50 minutes; and the edges between Fo and Mo (EMo) 40 minutes; and between Fo and Po (EPo)--30 minutes.
Likewise, I worry sometimes about the threat of informational monocultures and the effect they have on good decision making.
The variations in sward composition from monocultures to three- and five-species mixtures had a highly significanteffect (Pless than 0.
The most important crops, at present, are grains, meats and vegetables; although the 60%s to late 80%s territory was characterized by holdings in monocultures of potatoes, and sugar cane, for which conventional technologies caused a marked deterioration of the structure, fertility and stability were used floor.
John Sundquist's guest viewpoint in the April 7 edition the The Register-Guard, "State puts timber interests ahead of public health," seems to contain a few discrepancies, particularly in regard to his definition of the term "deforestation" and his interpretation of the risks that the public faces from pollution created by "chemical monocultures.