Intensive Farming

Brief explanation on intensive farming.

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  • Created on: 18-05-12 06:08

Intensive Farming

Intensive farming practices include growing high-yield crops, using fertilisers and pesticides and keeping animals indoors. Food production is increased but there are unwelcome side effects

Action-Remove competing plants from the crop growing area

Treatment-Herbicide spray

Explanation-Allows more energy to be transferred to the crop

Side effect-Reduces biodiversity. May have harmful effect on health.

Action-Remove animals/insects that feed on the crop

Treatment-Pesticide spray

Explanation-Prevents energy being transferred from the crop to consumers

Side Effect-Reduces biodiversity. May poison helpful organisms.

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