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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 11, Episode 19 Down on the Farm

First Aired: March 20, 1984

Potential problems with some pesticides and fertilizers, which may lead to soil erosion, water depletion and health hazards. Farmers find themselves financially unable to adopt safer alternatives such as crop rotation and multicrop farming, which might result in decreased production.