In agriculture cultural control is the practice of modifying the growing environment to reduce the prevalence of unwanted pests. Examples include changing soil pH or fertility levels, irrigation
practices, amount of sunlight, temperature, or the use of beneficial
animals (e.g. chickens) or insects (e.g. ladybugs). These can
detrimental effects to the ecosystem surrounding the area given the
pesticide if it leaks, which could change an ecosystem drastically
depending on its specific effects and cultural control.