monoculture


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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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" Monoculture neither has biodiversity nor an ecological value,"he said, adding, " to sustain wildlife and biodiversity, only natural plantations need to be protected like the tropical forests".
If we take history as our guide, we must recognize that peace and religious monoculture are not compatible.
'' ...intolerant, inward-looking monoculture that severely inhibit participation in the life of modern Britain - REPORT
Ultimately, Sundquist is correct when he states that "In Western Oregon, deforestation and chemical monoculture are the dominant land use, with devastating effects downstream."
ocularis were collected at the beginning of November 2009 until February 2010 at two types of plantations: A monoculture of A.
Alcoholic fermentations were performed in monoculture with four strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ICV K1, Enoferm T306, Vitilevure CM4457, and Greroche Rhona L3574) and then raised a factorial design (4-1), resulting in six combinations which were made binary physical mixtures of different liqueurs, considering each strain as a factor.
The cropping systems tested were: 1) snow pea intercropped with faba bean, with insecticide applications initiated at 20% flowering of the snow pea (~5 weeks after planting); 2) faba bean monoculture with insecticide applications initiated when snow pea was at 20% flowering; 3) snow pea monoculture with insecticide applications initiated at approximately 20% flowering.
A common approach is to use only a few (or even a single) species, typically introduced in monoculture plots (Gilbert and Anderson 1998).
To test this hypothesis, NMR was used to compare the metabolic profiles of three cultures, an anaerobic fungal monoculture Piromyces sp.
For calculating land use efficiency, additional treatment of monoculture cassava and monoculture peanuts were planted without amendment.
While forest experts are terming it as monoculture and warned of adverse impacts on city's general atmosphere.