Definition of monoculture in English:
The cultivation of a single crop in a given area.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- One crop might fail, but another will survive - there are heartbreaks here too, but no single moment of crisis, as with a monocultural cash crop.
- In regions such as the Mitidja plain inland of Algiers and in parts of Oranais, viticulture had acquired monocultural status.
- There is another unseen environmental problem intrinsic to this shift to the export mode: monocultural production, which raises enormous environmental problems.
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