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Sustainable Agriculture

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Drip Irrigation
An irrigation method where water is supplied directly to the roots of plants
Flood Irrigation
In this irrigation method farms are drowned in water.
Sprinkler Irrigation
Water is pumped out above the ground using pipes.
Fertilizers
PROS: Supports plant growth, not expensive and easy to transport.
CONS: Cause algae blooms due to excessive nitrogen
Pesticides
PROS: Effective at killing, quick and easy. CONS: Causes air pollution, toxic to humans and pets
Biological Control
PROS: Very little maintenance is required
CONS: New species can turned into invasive species
Selective Breading
PROS:Ensures quality production
CONS: Pests will eventually co-evolve
Integrated Pests Management
PROS: Specific needs of a farm are being studied
CONS: Expensive

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