Farming and Food production

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Farming and food production

Agriculture pros and cons:

Deforistaion:

Pros:

  • Provides more land for crops
  • removes habitat for pests

Cons

  • Removes habitat for other herbivores
  • Can affect water cycle
  • leads to rapid erosion of soil

Irrigation systems -:

Pros:

  • Provide water for crops and farms, reducing plant limiting factors

Cons:

  • Withdrawal of water from natural sources
  • Can lead to leaching of natural minerals.

Fertilisers:

Pros:

  • Nitrate ions for proteins and leaf growth
  • Phosphate and ATP for flowers and fruits
  • Magnesium for leaves, chlorophyll and stems

Cons:

  • Excess fertiliser can kill wildlife in pnds and streams.

Mechinisation:

Pros:

  • Cultivation is quicker

Cons:

  • More pollution
  • Soil is compacted and is harder for water to penetrate.

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