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Agroecosystem

Definition of the noun Agroecosystem

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noun

  1. A conceptual model of an agricultural system (crop, farm or whole economy), relating its functions to its inputs and outputs.

Explanation

Agroecosystem: An agroecosystem is the basic unit of study in agroecology, and is somewhat arbitrarily defined as a spatially and functionally coherent unit of agricultural activity, and includes the living and nonliving components involved in that unit as well as their interactions.

  • also known as Agroecosistem

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Google previewCoffee Agroecology (2015)

A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development by Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

From a strict “science” narrative, we could say that an experiment has been set up for us, as the coffee agroecosystem is a replicate ecosystem throughout the mid-elevation tropics. Our chapters reflect our own interests in ecosystems generally ...

Google previewSustainable Agriculture in California (1991)

Proceedings of a Research Symposium, Sacramento, California, March 15-16, 1990 by David Chaney

In an ecological sense, the agroecosystem is a disturbed natural ecosystem in which physical and biological resources are manipulated (farmed) to provide desired outputs ( products) ...

Google previewBeneath the Bottom Line

An agroecosystem refers to the blend of biological and physiochemical features ( e.g., soil, water, nutrients) as they are modified by agronomic practices (e.g., tillage and cropping systems, and agrichemical inputs). The interactions of these ...

Google previewAgroecology (2014)

The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition by Stephen R. Gliessman

An agroecosystem is a site or integrated region of agricultural production—a farm , for example—understood as an ecosystem. The agroecosystem concept provides a framework with which to analyze food production systems as wholes, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Higher crop yields and some food security Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Diversified agroecosystem Food security and domestic self sufficiency Income Income Empowerment Gender equity Education Improved infrastructure Improved nutrition and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

The Agroecosystem Figure 1 is an attempt to summarize the characteristics of an agroecosystem as compared to most natural ecosystems. Note that this comparison is between a typical natural ecosystem and a typical, high-production ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

AGROECOSYSTEM. An ecosystem that has been modified by the practice of agriculture. This will involve the replacement of native species by domesticated plants and animals, and the application of fertilizers, pesticides and other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

potential pest from arriving, becoming established, or persisting in the agroecosystem. The concept of an economic injury level (or threshold) is inapplicable, because in this approach the agriculturalist attempts to avoid having a potentially ...

Google previewMCGRAW-HILL DICTIONARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (2003)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{ lag-ro-é' kal-o-jé } agroecosystem [ECOL] Any ecosystem involving cultivated plants.

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Agroecosystem Meaning

Video shows what agroecosystem means. A conceptual model of an agricultural system (crop, farm or whole economy), relating its functions to its inputs and ...

Scrabble value of A1G2R1O1E1C3O1S1Y4S1T1E1M3

The value of this 13-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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