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Pesticide treadmill

Miguel A Altieri, 11/12/2019

Large-scale crop monocultures occupy about 80% of the 1.5bn ha devoted to agriculture around the world. Because of their low ecological diversity and genetic homogeneity, they are highly vulnerable to weed infestations, insect invasions and disease epidemics, and recently to climate change.

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