Small Farm Chemicals

Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China’s small farms harms health and environment

Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China’s small farms harms health and environment
Credit: University of Melbourne

The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too small to be environmentally sustainable, a new study has found.

The study found agricultural chemicals are often used inefficiently on small farms, leading to financial losses and serious local, regional and global pollution ranging from eutrophication (an excess of nutrients in bodies of water, often caused by run-off from the land) to particle pollution in the air and global warming.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-06-overuse-agricultural-chemicals-china-small.html#jCp

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