Fish and rice flourish together in paddies

SciDev.Net: A traditional farming technique that cultivates rice and fish side-by-side could help small farmers earn more money from their crops and reduce the impact on the environment, according to a study. When fish were introduced into flooded paddy fields, farmers were able to grow the same amount of grain as in conventional rice monocultures -- but with more than two-thirds less pesticide and a quarter less fertiliser, found a six-year long study conducted in China. These rice-fish co-cultures could......

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