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Monocropping

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The increasing human population demands that our food production increase. One method for increasing our yields per hectare is the practice of monocropping.

Which of the following is NOT associated with monocropping?

A

New strains of disease-resistant crops are bred or engineered.

B

Pesticides are heavily employed.

C

The area of cultivated land is increased by using irrigation.

D

Single-genotype crops are more susceptible to a pest or disease outbreak.

E

The need for tilling is greatly reduced.