Monocultures Increase the Biodiversity of a Land Area Quizlet

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Q: What is monoculture?

A: The practice of growing or producing a single crop or plant species over a wide area and for a large number of consecutive years.

Q: What are the benefits of monoculture?

A:

– increase in productivity of farmland
– allows more than one crop per year
– machinery can be used
– reduces labour costs

Q: What are the impacts of monoculture?

A:

– only one species of plant is grown
– weeds are killed using herbicides
– large field sizes cause the removal of important wildlife e.g. ponds, small woodlands.
– decreases biodiversity
– removes natural predators of pests.

 

 

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