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monoculture

monoculture The growing over a large area of a single crop species (e.g. Triticum aestivum, bread wheat), or of a single variety of a particular species. Monocultures are especially vulnerable to pest and disease infestation, but uniformity of height, development, etc., in a crop facilitates management, especially harvesting. The economic and ecological wisdom of monoculture is widely debated.

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"monoculture." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 30 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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monoculture

monoculture The growing over a large area of a single crop species (e.g. Triticum aestivum, bread wheat) or of a single variety of a particular species. Monocultures are especially vulnerable to pest and disease infestation, but uniformity of height, development, etc. in a crop facilitates management, especially harvesting. The economic and ecological wisdom of monoculture is widely debated.

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"monoculture." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 30 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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monoculture

monoculture See agriculture.

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"monoculture." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. 30 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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monoculture

monoculture See CASH CROP.

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"monoculture." A Dictionary of Sociology. . Encyclopedia.com. 30 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"monoculture." A Dictionary of Sociology. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 30, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/monoculture

"monoculture." A Dictionary of Sociology. . Retrieved April 30, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/monoculture