Agriculture Key Words

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A chemical used to kill pest species
pesticide
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The living organisms, physical processes and their interactions in a farming system
agroecosystems
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Living organisms
biota
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The combined movement of water into the atmosphere from the evaporation from surfaces and the transpiration from leaves
evapotranspiration
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The hybrid vigour produced by breeding between two organisms not closely related
Heterosis
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A pest that is normally present
Endemic Pest
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A pest that is not normally present but may become a serious pest when the population suddenly increases
Epidemic pest
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The property of a substance dissolving in lipids
Liposoluble
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A substance that is absorbed and transported throughout an organism
Systemic
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The growth of a single type of crop, usually over a large area
monoculture
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A plant nutrient needed in large amounts E.G N, P, K
Macronutrient
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A plant nutrient needed in small amounts
Micronutrient
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The colloidal material in soil that is the end product of the decomposition of dead organic matter
Humus
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Agriculture where the maximum total yield is achieved by distributing the inputs over the total available area.
extensive agriculture
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Agriculture where high yield are achieved by using large inputs per unit area
Intensive agriculture
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universal soil loss equation
USLE
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The living organisms, physical processes and their interactions in a farming system

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The combined movement of water into the atmosphere from the evaporation from surfaces and the transpiration from leaves

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