detritus agriculture

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detritus agriculture The planned production of detritus as a source of food (e.g. silage production). Detritus agriculture is thought by some workers to have great potential as an alternative to harvesting the products of the grazing pathway (i.e. animal products). They argue that the economic and environmental costs of microbial conversion of the detritus to palatable human food would be less than the costs of pest and disease control, etc.

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detritus agriculture The planned production of detritus as a source of food, e.g. silage production. Detritus agriculture is thought by some workers to have great potential as an alternative to harvesting the products of the grazing pathway (i.e. animal products). They argue that the economic and environmental costs of microbial conversion of the detritus to palatable human food would be less than the costs of pest and disease control, etc.