Agrophytinoenosis

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Agrophytinoenosis

 

agrocoenoses, plant communities artificially created by man. Various categories of ag-rophytinoenoses are recognized. Cultivated ag-rophytinoenoses are natural communities which are altered by intensive exploitation, such as forests and meadows exploited on a planned (regular) basis. Semicultivated ag-rophytinoenoses are artificial communities which are not developed on a planned basis, such as timber stands and seeded perennial meadows. Arable agrophytinoenoses are communities whose development is constantly controlled by man, such as orchards, plantations, and planted fields. Intensively cultivated ones are communities where not only the soil conditions are created and constantly controlled, but sometimes the water and air conditions as well (hothouse crops, aeroponics, and hydroponics).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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