Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Farmers use crop rotation to sustain proper nutrients , does this occur naturally in the wild?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No because factory farming on a massive massive scale is not sustainable nor natural.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not really. Farmers practice monoculture so it is a necessity. A farmer’s field is virtually devoid of biodiversity. They plant one crop and then work to keep other life forms out (such as other pants and insects). While in nature, the biodiversity is broad and deep. There is no need for nature to rotate crops to sustain nutrients. For example, dead trees rot where they fall. Insects and fungi feed off the nutrients in the tree and return it to the ground in the form of waste products. A seed that may have been shadowed by the canopy of the dead tree, receives the needed sunlight, sprouts, and grows. Nature includes all kinds of “crops” in a given area, so there is no need to rotate.

  • 1 decade ago

    Plants that grow wildly do not need crop rotation, etc. The reason farmers use crop rotation is because of the over farming of the land....we break the soil, plow it, seed it, fertilize it, put chemicals on it to avoid bugs, harvest it, etc.

    This can destroy the nutrients in the soil - so there are methods that have to be used to put nutrients back in the soil or keep them in the soil.

    For plants that just naturally grow, they are not worked like farmed crops are, so they can just grow naturally and the ground is full of it's natural nutrients.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Crop rotation avoids a shrink in soil fertility, as transforming into the same crop many times in the same place finally depletes the soil of fairly some nutrition. A crop that leaches the soil of one style of nutrient is accompanied in the process the subsequent transforming into season with the aid of a assorted crop that returns that nutrient to the soil or attracts a distinctive ratio of nutrition, working example, rices accompanied with the aid of cottons. with the aid of crop rotation farmers can shop their fields decrease than continuous production, without the could desire to enable them to lie fallow, and lowering the choose for man made fertilizers, the two one in each and every of which may be costly. Crop rotation is extensively utilized to regulate pests and ailments which could become widespread in the soil with the aid of the years. flowers in the same taxonomic family individuals tend to have comparable pests and pathogens.

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  • 4 years ago

    Crop rotation avoids a shrink in soil fertility, as becoming an identical crop back and back interior an identical place ultimately depletes the soil of somewhat some food. A crop that leaches the soil of one variety of nutrient is accompanied for the duration of the subsequent becoming season by utilising a assorted crop that returns that nutrient to the soil or attracts a distinctive ratio of food, as an occasion, rices accompanied by utilising cottons. by utilising crop rotation farmers can save their fields under continuous production, without the could desire to enable them to lie fallow, and decreasing the want for man made fertilizers, the two considered one of which could be high priced. Crop rotation is extensively utilized to regulate pests and ailments which could exchange into accepted interior the soil over the years. vegetation interior an identical taxonomic kin tend to have comparable pests and pathogens.

  • Frank
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    When left to nature plants will grow where the soil and conditions are right for them. Farmers only need the rotation and the extra nutrients in the ground etc. because they are farming 'unnaturally'.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes but on longer time scales. When an area becomes too devoid of proper nutrients to sustain a given species of plant, those plants will die off and be replaced by plants with fewer nutritional needs.

  • Frank
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Sometimes, if conditions change, but it isn't necessary since nutrients are returned to the soil since no crop is removed.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think so. I walk sometimes daily in a natural, unmowed park and I have noticed from year to year the plants change in size and what is growing.

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