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  • One answer has been to transform large areas of scrub land, known as cerrado, into arable land, by reducing the soil's acidity to make it suitable for cattle grazing and soybean cultivation.

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  • The cerrado is a vegetation formation of great antiquity, that may have existed in "prototypic form in the Cretaceous, before the final separation of the South American and African continents."

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  • The cerrado is a big prairie, comparable to our great plains.

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  • All that was required to stimulate development of the cerrado was a little bit of science: the knowledge that the agricultural potential of the soil was constrained by a deficiency of phosphorus.

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  • Cynllwyd, hoary-headed, she seemed to say; but here, as well as with respect to her first answer, I speak under correction, for her Welsh was what my old friends, the Spaniards, would call muy cerrado, that is, close or indistinct.

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  • Borlaug continues, But Africa, the former Soviet republics, and the cerrado are the last frontiers.

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  • The legal Amazon, an region consisting of rainforests and a biologically-rich grassland known as cerrado, is now home to more than 80 million head of cattle. News

  • But he joined Brazil's agricultural and livestock research agency (Embrapa) and relocated to the country's heartland, called the cerrado, where there was, at the time, little besides wooded plains, termites, and deer.

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  • (Next blog: Brazil, already one of the world's major agricultural powers, wants to power up its ethanol production from sugar cane, which could cause deforestation, directly or indirectly, in the Center-West "cerrado" regions, the Amazon basin, and remaining stretches of Atlantic rain forest.)

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  • A large amount of land is still available for further agricultural production, especially in the center-west of the country in the so-called "cerrado" areas.

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  • In daytime they strut with bravado

    But weep in the night at the fado.

    The gaucho's lament

    Is achingly sent

    To the indifferent stars of cerrado.

    February 5, 2016