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ag·ro·e·col·o·gy

 (ăg′rō-ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The application of ecology to agriculture, as in the conservation of soil and water resources, the minimization of pollution, and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides.

ag′ro·ec′o·log′i·cal (-ĕk′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -ē′kə-) adj.
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Genea jaynesi could potentially provide better biological control than the other 2 tachinid species, but mass-rearing of this species is not yet possible, so its conservation in the agroecosystem is recommended.
Alvaro-Fuentes J, Paustian K (2011) Potential soil carbon sequestration in a semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystem under climate change: Quantifying management and climate effects.
Agroecosystem characteristics that have been targeted for improvement through ecological intensification include fertilizer and water uptake efficiencies, greenhouse gas emissions, soil quality including nutrient stocks and organic matter, and crop loss to insects and pathogens.
Ziemer and animal scientist Brian Kerr, who works with Ziemer in the ARS Agroecosystem Management Research Unit in Ames, Iowa, fed the pigs in their study either a typical diet or a high-fiber diet.
The information about abundance, distribution, and diversity of spiders is poor and is needed to improve pest management and to provide a better understanding of the functionality of this agroecosystem.
Stephen Gliessman refers to agro ecology as the integration of the broader ecology into the agricultural process to create an agroecosystem.
We can choose to convert our planet into a life support system for the human race, terraforming our world into a huge agroecosystem.
Even though their effect is unknown in the agroecosystem, they are important mortality factors on the pest species considered in this study, as well as on other phytophagous insects that rarely attain pest status.
Spatial variability of soil salinity at different scales in the mangrove rice agroecosystem in West Africa".