80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 13

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#28
A study published in Nature found that organic farming practices result in significantly lower crop yields. In some cases, organic crop yields were 33 percent lower than what was achieved using conventional farming tactics.

#29
Many farmers use hand weeding techniques to prevent weeds from invading their fields. Without the help of herbicides, the hand weeding process can require twice as many hours of labor and processing time.

 

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