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Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
Steven P. Frysinger
Conventional and organic cotton farming practices both have benefits and detriments to each type. Cotton agriculture is responsible for the use of a third of the agriculture industries’ pesticide use. In order to help alleviate the use of pesticide dependency the following study reviews the use of pesticides as well as other stressors of both systems and hopes to decide how sustainable agriculture in the cotton industry can be attained. Evaluations of both systems have been compared in order to reach the decisions of sustainability.
Hoehn, Rebecca, "From seed to harvest: A comparative life cycle assessment of conventional vs. organic cotton agriculture" (2010). Masters Theses. 425.