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Env Science Week 7

Week 7 Vocabulary for Environmental Science

Arable land land on which crops can be grown
Green Revolution new farming technique that involved high amounts of irrigation, fertilizers, and pesticides to produce genetically modified high-yield varieties of rice, maize, and wheat
mechanization the use of machines to carry out farm work
pest management practices used to control insects and diseases on crops and animals
Sustainable Agriculture practices that let us use the land in a way that ensures it will always be in good shape for future use
genetic engineering combining genes of different organisms to produce desirable traits
pest unwanted organisms that may or may not be harmful
Pesticides substances that kill pests
Herbicides used to control competitive weeds
Fungicides used to kill fungal diseases
Insecticides chemicals used for insect control
resistance the ability to tolerate a particular pesticide
carcinogen a substance that causes cancer
persistent pesticides pesticides that don't break down when they enter the environment
biological pest control a method of controlling pests that relies on living organisms or naturally produced chemicals;An example of a biological pest control is introducing predatory insects. The predatory insects eat the pest insects
Integrated pest management (IPM) an ecological approach to pest management, relies heavily on information about the life cycles of pests and how they interact with the environment to control them with biological and cultivation approaches at specific times
GMO's or genetically modified organisms organisms that have been modified in the laboratory to bring out desired traits
Genetic engineering the process of combining genes from different organisms to produce desirable traits
Created by: jodytwining