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the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions

When you think a little about it, this is obvious. this agricultural research is done in monoculture and with very little labour. Part of the reason why it's done in monoculture is because of methodological reductionism: the conditions of the study have to be as simple as possible in order to be able to isolate factors and run statistical analyis. In other words, in an organic patch the "experimental setup" is "messy".

Food for thought.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 04:05:51 AM EST

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