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Title:Climate, Agriculture and Drought: Miscellaneous Papers
Author(s):Illinois State Water Survey
Abstract:Agricultural technology has greatly increased the productivity of American agriculture during the past several decades. The higher yields and larger production are a result of better hybrids and varieties, larger application of fertilizers, and better pest control using chemical pesticides. The larger applications of fertilizers and pesticides have resulted in a threat to our environment. This threat was due to an attitude of "if a little is good, more is better." An increasing awareness of environmental concerns by producers and the general public has resulted in the agricultural community reevaluating our recent production practices, and the creation of the Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA) program. Regardless, whether a producer's philosophy is LISA or high input agriculture, the main concern is whether he/she is making a profit.
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-126
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-30

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