The cultivation of a single crop in a given area: the replacement of natural forest with pine monoculture
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- The necessity for crop protection emerged with agriculture not because of any practice of monoculture but because crops were now being grown in areas outside where they originated.
- The fields flourished but with such vast areas of monoculture, farmers had to use massive amounts of chemical pesticides.
- Reports from the West Indies during the second half of the century indicate the steady advance of sugar cultivation, although sugar monoculture was certainly not the case in these islands.
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