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alternative farming
Subject Category
A Farms and Farming Systems
Definition
Production methods other than energy- and chemical intensive one-crop (monoculture) farming. Alternatives include using animal and green manure rather than chemical fertilizers, integrated pest management instead of chemical pesticides, reduced tillage, crop rotation (especially with legumes to add nitrogen), alternative crops, or diversification of the farm enterprise.
Definition Source
Agriculture Fact Book, USDA
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/7138.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/7138
Used For
alternative agriculture
Broader Term
farming systems
Narrower Term
ecological farming
fertilizer use reduction
pesticide use reduction
Related Term
agrobiodiversity
alternative crops
alternative livestock
organic production
reptile culture
sustainable agriculture
vermiculture
Spanish
agricultura alternativa
Term Number
7138