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Five Simple but Powerful Techniques of Sustainable Agriculture

1. Bio-intensive Integrated Pest Management Technique:
Through integrated pest management (IPM) the control of pests.
The reintroduction of natural, disease-fighting microbes into plants/soil.
After identification of particular pest problem, responses include the use of sterile males, biocontrol agents like ladybugs.
Bio-intensive Integrated Pest Management can really help farmers to reduce use of chemical pesticides.

2. Natural Pest Predators Technique:
Many birds, insects, and spiders are natural predators of agricultural pests.
Managing farms so that they harbour populations of pest predators is a sophisticated and effective pest-control technique

3. Crop Rotation Technique:
One of the most powerful techniques of sustainable agriculture is growing different crops in succession in the same field.
In crop rotation technique, avoids the unintended consequences of putting the same plants in the same soil year after year.
Farmers can also plant crops, like soybeans, that replenish plant nutrients, thereby reducing the need for chemical fertilizers.

4. Soil Enrichment Technique:
Soil is very important part of an agricultural ecosystems.
Because of the overuse of pesticides, many beneficial microbes and insects are often killed, but these microbes and insects are very important in agricultural ecosystems.
Yields can improve by good soils.
Good soil also produce robust crops less vulnerable to pests.
By adding composted plant material or animal manure and leaving crop residues in the field after harvest, soil quality can be maintained and enhanced.

5. Cover Crops Technique:
The planting of cover crops helps farmers to suppressing weeds, enhancing soil quality and preventing soil erosion.
To reduce the need for chemical inputs like herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers, using appropriate cover crops is worth the extra effort.