Essays Tagged: "pests"

Agriculture and its impact on ecosystem

in types of minerals from the soil.4.The crops are grown in high densities so create the problem of pests.5.Excessive use of inorganic fertilizers leads to impair of soil texture.6.After harvest, the ... ii)IF WASHED/LEACHED TO NEARBY RIVERS, PONDS, EUTROPICATION AND ALGAL BLOOM MAY OCCUR.2.Problems of pests:-Pests are organisms that consume the agricultural products or degrading their quality.-Can be ...

(6 pages) 306 1 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

How Monkey Lost His Tail - by Aaron Shen 391 words.

asn't there, just a hairy stump. The first thing that came to his mind was, "How am I going to kick pests away, peel bananas, and on swing trees at the same time, and what about the Olympics??" You se ... se of this exceedingly valuable talents that allowed him to function as three monkeys at once (kick pests away, peel bananas, and on swing trees at the same time.).Once he calmed himself down, and wip ...

(2 pages) 52 1 3.2 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Genetic diversity in agriculture

nd wild plants, including wild species, in search of new genes. The appearance of new diseases, new pests, or new virulent forms of disease causing organisms makes it imperative that the plant be pres ... varieties that provide such superior characteristics as resistance to cold, drought, diseases, and pests.Improvements in livestock, such as more efficient use of feed, has added greatly to the annual ...

(3 pages) 69 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Genetic diversity in agriculture

nd wild plants, including wild species, in search of new genes. The appearance of new diseases, new pests, or new virulent forms of disease causing organisms makes it imperative that the plant be pres ... varieties that provide such superior characteristics as resistance to cold, drought, diseases, and pests.Improvements in livestock, such as more efficient use of feed, has added greatly to the annual ...

(3 pages) 57 1 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Can science feed the world?

feed the world?What has caused all these problems?The answer to that is; insect-borne diseases, the pests, and the misuse and overuse of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and water. The input of ... are using the tools of advanced molecular biology to endow plants with genes that help them resist pests. Although breeding practices have been used for years to develop crops with desirable traits, ...

(2 pages) 56 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Pesticides.

Pesticide use around the world allows for farmers to have larger crops, with fewer diseases and pests to reduce crop yields. In developed countries pesticide sprayers have protection from pesticid ... netically modified food, which is a technique that scientists use to make a plant more resistant to pests and diseases. Thus, less pesticides are required to protect crops. Pheromones are also used to ...

(3 pages) 124 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Genetically modified (GM) Food Should Not Be Banned.

modified in order for the crops to grow faster, to be bigger, or to be more resistant to disease or pests while they grow. The genetically modified techniques are direct successors of the traditional ... ps agronomy characteristic. First, modification techniques can strengthen the crops ability against pests and virus and decrease its need for strong herbicide and insecticide which do a lot of damage ...

(3 pages) 129 4 3.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Genetically Engineered Foods-Are They Really Helpful?

plants have been modified to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides and pests. Growing genetically modified foods such as corn help eliminate chemical pesticides, but consu ...

(5 pages) 135 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

'What are the possible environmental risks of growing GM crops? Is it morally permissible to proceed with a harmful course of action if you are unsure of the consequences?

f GM foods believe key food crops will be genetically engineered to offer improved nutrition, repel pests, and prosper in hostile environments - a world in which food is plentiful and hunger scarce. T ...

(5 pages) 94 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

The Balinese

that was brought on by the Green Revolution has caused many water shortages and introduced many new pests and diseases throughout Bali. Those farmers that did not follow the new agricultural policy fa ... fective in regulating the flow of water to each cropping sight, as well as minimizing the amount of pests throughout the year. However, when the Green Revolution was implemented farmers experienced ma ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Genetically Engineered Foods: Friend or Foe, Debate on whether GEFs should be banned or not with solutions to todays food problem.

plants have been modified to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides and pests. Growing genetically modified foods such as corn help eliminate chemical pesticides, but consu ...

(5 pages) 175 1 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

ing" Rachel Carson wanted to stop the use of insecticides because these chemicals not only kill the pests at which they were aimed for but often kill beneficial organisms as well.After she published " ...

(1 pages) 81 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Genetic Modification of Crops and The Environment

ess soil erosion, and better yield, and the risks are the possible of creating new or more vigorous pests and pathogens, harm to "non target" beneficial (1). foodWhat Is Plant Biotechnology? Plant bio ... criminately in their local areas, killing beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings as well as pests that lower crop yields (13). On the ethical ground, GM crops are unacceptable because they are ...

(8 pages) 284 3 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Introduced Species

wild rabbits, causing many to become threatened and extinct. Today rabbits have been classified as pests because of their impact on native wildlife and agricultural production. They have also changed ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

My poem-Edie's hill

from the top unleashes your feelings,And it was incredibly relaxing,There were hardily any pests,But I just know that Edie's hill is the BEST!

(1 pages) 334 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Analysis of Elisa's character in the short story "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck.

gardening costume," her work with the scissors is "over-powerful," and her fingers "destroyed such pests." The home in which she lives has the masculine characteristics of being "hard-swept" and "har ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

An Analysis of Elisa's character in "The Crysanthemums" by John Steinbeck.

gardening costume," her work with the scissors is "over-powerful," and her fingers "destroyed such pests." The home in which she lives has the masculine characteristics of being "hard-swept" and "har ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Genetically Modified Food

hout even noticing ourself. This all turns down because of pesticide, added impurities used to kill pests, diseases, especially insects which are on the land or property. The goal of the farmer's is t ... ally insects which are on the land or property. The goal of the farmer's is to resist the diseases, pests, herbicides and etc; But in other words, it refers to as producing more with the same amount o ...

(3 pages) 105 0 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Research and Evaluation: Vineyard Site Selection

lection is dictated by several determining factors including; environmental stresses and biological pests, slope of growing area, climatic variables, soil and water quality and . Grapes grown in Ventu ... water quality and . Grapes grown in Ventura County exposed to environmental stresses and biological pests that can reduce crop quality and yields and injure or kill grapevines. Damaging winter tempera ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.4 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Genetic Engineering: Consequences of Playing God

eding for centuries. Genetic engineering could be utilized in plants, making them more resistant to pests, herbicides, viruses and even drought (Milano) or even control dieses-spreading organisms like ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology