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Explain some harmful effects of agricultural practices on the environment.

 

Answer:

Harmful effects of agricultural practices on the environment are:

  • Excessive use of fertilizers alter the soil composition and kill useful microbes.
  • Excessive use of groundwater for irrigation lowers the water level.
  • Excessive use of chemical pesticides lead to biomagnification.
  • Run-off from fertilizer sprayed agricultural lands pollutes water bodies.
  • Natural ecosystems are damaged and forests are cleared to make agricultural lands.
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