Intensive crop farming

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Intensive crop farming is a modern form of intensive farming that refers to the industrialized production of crops.wikipedia
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Intensive farming

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Intensive crop farming is a modern form of intensive farming that refers to the industrialized production of crops.

Industry

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Intensive crop farming is a modern form of intensive farming that refers to the industrialized production of crops.

Crop

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Intensive crop farming is a modern form of intensive farming that refers to the industrialized production of crops.

Mechanised agriculture

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Intensive crop farming's methods include innovation in agricultural machinery, farming methods, genetic engineering technology, techniques for achieving economies of scale in production, the creation of new markets for consumption, patent protection of genetic information, and global trade.

Patent

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Intensive crop farming's methods include innovation in agricultural machinery, farming methods, genetic engineering technology, techniques for achieving economies of scale in production, the creation of new markets for consumption, patent protection of genetic information, and global trade.

Globalization

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Intensive crop farming's methods include innovation in agricultural machinery, farming methods, genetic engineering technology, techniques for achieving economies of scale in production, the creation of new markets for consumption, patent protection of genetic information, and global trade.

Developed country

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These methods are widespread in developed nations.

History of agriculture

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The practice of industrial agriculture is a relatively recent development in the history of agriculture, and the result of scientific discoveries and technological advances.

Mass production

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Innovations in agriculture beginning in the late 19th century generally parallel developments in mass production in other industries that characterized the latter part of the Industrial Revolution.

Industrial Revolution

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Innovations in agriculture beginning in the late 19th century generally parallel developments in mass production in other industries that characterized the latter part of the Industrial Revolution.

Nitrogen

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The identification of nitrogen and phosphorus as critical factors in plant growth led to the manufacture of synthetic fertilizers, making more intensive uses of farmland for crop production possible.

Phosphorus

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The identification of nitrogen and phosphorus as critical factors in plant growth led to the manufacture of synthetic fertilizers, making more intensive uses of farmland for crop production possible.

Fertilizer

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The identification of nitrogen and phosphorus as critical factors in plant growth led to the manufacture of synthetic fertilizers, making more intensive uses of farmland for crop production possible.

Vitamin

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Similarly, the discovery of vitamins and their role in animal nutrition, in the first two decades of the 20th century, led to vitamin supplements, which in the 1920s allowed certain livestock to be raised indoors, reducing their exposure to adverse natural elements.

Nutrition

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Similarly, the discovery of vitamins and their role in animal nutrition, in the first two decades of the 20th century, led to vitamin supplements, which in the 1920s allowed certain livestock to be raised indoors, reducing their exposure to adverse natural elements.

Antibiotic

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The discovery of antibiotics and vaccines facilitated raising livestock in larger numbers by reducing disease.

Vaccine

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The discovery of antibiotics and vaccines facilitated raising livestock in larger numbers by reducing disease.

World War II

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Chemicals developed for use in World War II gave rise to synthetic pesticides.

Pesticide

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Chemicals developed for use in World War II gave rise to synthetic pesticides.

Monoculture

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monoculture – large areas of a single crop, often raised from year to year on the same land, or with little crop rotation;

Crop rotation

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monoculture – large areas of a single crop, often raised from year to year on the same land, or with little crop rotation;

Agrochemical

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agrichemicals – reliance on imported, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to provide nutrients and to mitigate pests and diseases, these applied on a regular schedule

Hybrid seed

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hybrid seed – use of specialized hybrids designed to favor large scale distribution (e.g. ability to ripen off the vine, to withstand shipping and handling);

Irrigation

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large scale irrigation – heavy water use, and in some cases, growing of crops in otherwise unsuitable regions by extreme use of water (e.g. rice paddies on arid land).

Paddy field

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large scale irrigation – heavy water use, and in some cases, growing of crops in otherwise unsuitable regions by extreme use of water (e.g. rice paddies on arid land).