The advantages of a monoculture are its simplicity and efficiency. The disadvantages are the increased pressures from diseases and lack of biodiversity that can threaten crops. More »

The disadvantages of monoculture in agriculture include: reduced diversity of plants and animals, increased difficulty in nutrient recycling, increased pesticide use and the use of unsustainable practices resulting in de... More »

Fertilizers can expedite plant growth and provide economic benefits to farmers and nurseries, but they can also introduce toxic substances into the environment. Fertilizers make plants and crops grow more quickly and app... More »

Some of the advantages of fish farming include creation of employment, source of proteins, high fish yields and maintenance of fish populations. However, fish farming is expensive to set up and contributes to water pollu... More »

One of the advantages of commercial farming is that it significantly increases food production, allowing local consumers to buy the same quantity of food for a lower price. Intensive commercial farming, however, uses var... More »

The primary advantages of crop rotation include preserving fertile soil, enhancing the health of crops and minimizing the amount of pests, while the primary drawbacks and challenges include lingering fungi and pests. Ano... More »

Modern agriculture has vastly increased the amount of food that farms are capable of producing with great gains in efficiency, but it can also have a major negative impact on the environment. Large-scale farms are vital ... More »