Pesticide Sales in the EU: Leading Countries and Agricultural Impact
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Pesticide Sales in the EU: Leading Countries and Agricultural Impact

Explore the top EU countries in pesticide sales, their agricultural production, and the impact on the environment. This quiz delves into the data on pesticide sales volume, agricultural land, and energy consumption in Germany, Spain, France, and Italy. Test your knowledge on the intersection of agriculture and environmental sustainability.

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Questions and Answers

Which of the following countries reported the highest volumes of pesticide sales in the EU?

Germany, Spain, France and Italy

What is the primary reason for the use of energy in agriculture?

Directly for the cultivation of fields with tractors

What percentage of the total EU utilised agricultural area (UAA) is collectively held by Germany, Spain, France and Italy?

57%

What is the primary characteristic of extensive farming?

<p>Low productivity with large plots of land due to limited inputs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary factor affecting the productivity of the land in extensive farming?

<p>The natural fertility of the soil, the climate, and the terrain</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary use of natural gas in agriculture?

<p>Production of inorganic nitrogen fertilisers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of extensive farming practices?

<p>Traditional cultivation methods based on seasonal products</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main reason extensive farmers have to charge a higher premium per crop?

<p>Lower yield per hectare</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of organic farming?

<p>Environmental and wildlife protection</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is avoided in organic production?

<p>Synthetic chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do organic producers use to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere?

<p>Clover</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is typically incorporated in extensive farming practices?

<p>Lower-input methods</p> Signup and view all the answers

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