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Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

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Front. Environ. Sci. Eng.    2016, Vol. 10 Issue (4) : 18
Environmental deterioration of farmlands caused by the irrational use of agricultural technologies
Xubin Pan1,*(),Zhongkui Luo2,Yongbo Liu3
1. Institute of Plant Quarantine, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing 100029, China
2. CSIRO Agriculture, Black Mountain, ACT 2913, Australia
3. State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
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Without considering the ecosystem-dependence of agricultural production, irrational use of agricultural technologies could bring only short-term economic benefits but leave long-term environmental deterioration. If some agricultural lands have to be abandoned because of these technologies such as chemical films or groundwater depletion, it will aggravate the burden of remaining lands for maintaining or enhancing production. Thus, agricultural production should be a part of public services, requiring the consideration of interests of different stakeholders and sustainability.

Keywords agricultural film      groundwater exploitation      food security      environmental cost     
Corresponding Authors: Xubin Pan   
Issue Date: 04 August 2016
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Xubin Pan,Zhongkui Luo,Yongbo Liu. Environmental deterioration of farmlands caused by the irrational use of agricultural technologies[J]. Front. Environ. Sci. Eng., 2016, 10(4): 18.
Fig.1  Application of agricultural films in Ningxia, China
Fig.2  Double positive cycles during the process of land deterioration
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