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alternative farming

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.
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Entry Terms:
  • alternative agriculture
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/7138
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2019-10-16