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intensive agriculture UK US noun [U] (also intensive farming) ENVIRONMENT
farming that uses a lot of machinery, labour, chemicals, etc. in order to grow as many crops or keep as many animals as possible on the amount of land available: »

The use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in intensive agriculture has dramatically increased crop yields.

Compare EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURE(Cf. ↑extensive agriculture)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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