How Is Cotton Farming Harmful to the Soil?

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The reason cotton farming can be harmful to the soil is because it can deplete the soil of the mineral used to make cotton grow. If a farmer rotates the crops he grows, it is better for the soil. It is also a good idea to give the soil a year of rest after so many years of planting.
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Answer The Cotton requires mass amounts of nutrients and sucks it from the soil. Which is why farmers usualy use crop rotation when producing cotton
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It's not cotton farming that is harmful to the soil. It is poor farming practice that is harmful to the soil. Over use of chemicals is a problem in all areas of large scale corporate
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Conventionally grown cotton requires the use of large amounts of chemical pesticides to ensure a healthy crop, which may have a negative impact on the soil and the surrounding environment
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Nationwide, there are no more than 12 organic-certified cotton
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