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Agroecosystems are plants and animals interacting within a shared physical environment that has been modified by human practices to produce food, fuel, and other products. In other words, agroecosystem analysis rests upon a holistic view of human–nature interactions.

Agroecology is the study of agroecosystems. Agroecology, the study of agroecosystems, draws from the fields of agronomy, genetics, and pest ecology to understand the entire system of food production. However, the social sciences, such as sociology, political science, and anthropology, have been helping to inform agroecosystem principles. This has caused the definition of agroecology to broaden to include social systems.

Agroecosystem Management

Agroecosystem management, in terms of its ecological components, rests upon the principles of sustainable yields, natural pest regulation through diverse rotations, and building biologically rich soils. The goal ...

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