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In spaces where a single crop is grown year after year, pests are more likely to invade and multiply efficiently (given the access to their preferred food grown in concentration). Consequently, pesticide use is standard in most monoculture practices.
Together with pesticides, chemical fertilizers are also a must as monoculture depletes and exhausts soil by depriving it of biodiversity.
"Agricultural monoculture upsets the natural balance of soils. Too many of the same plant species in one field area rob the soil of its nutrients, resulting in decreasing varieties of bacteria and microorganisms that are needed to maintain fertility of the soil." - Monoculture Farming
PERMACULTURE AS THE SOLUTION...
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