Monoculture

Science / Biology / Monoculture: The growth of only one species in a given area; such as a cornfield or other agricultural field.

Invasive Species

Business / Agriculture / Invasive Species: Alien (non-native) species of plants, animals, and pests whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Executive Order 13112, issued February MORE

Crop Rotation

Business / Agriculture / Crop Rotation: The growing of different crops, in recurring succession, on the same land in contrast to monoculture cropping. Rotation usually is done to replenish soil fertility and to reduce pest populations in or MORE

Agricultural Diversification

Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Diversification: A system of farming that encourages production of a variety of plants and animals and their products as opposed to monoculture or large-scale specialization. Advocates of diversification argue that it MORE

Biodiversity (Or Biological Diversity)

Business / Agriculture / Biodiversity (Or Biological Diversity): In general, the variety and variation among plants, animals, and microorganisms, and among their ecosystems. It has 3 levels: ecosystem diversity, species diversity, and genetic (within species) diver MORE

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