Deforestation and the Ways to Overcome It

DEFINITION Deforestation is the transformation of woodland areas to non-woodland areas for use such as cultivable land, pastureland, suburban use, logged area, or barren land. Deforestation can also be seen as elimination of forests leading to several variances ecologically and environmentally and results in turn down in biodiversity and habitats. CAUSES: UNAUTHORIZED LOGGING Government laws … Read more

Paddy Cultivation

Paddy is a type of grass which belong to cereals families such as corn and wheat. Cultivated paddy is considered as a semiaquatic annual grass. Plant height is ranging from 0.4 m to more than 5 min some floating rice according to variety and environmental condition. According to variety and environmental condition also differ in … Read more

Cyrus Hall McCormick’s Memoir

The Father of Modern Agriculture My father was a farmer, my grandfather was an inventor, these were the words of my grandmother, Lavonne Holland. She was speaking proudly about my great-great grandfather, the inventor, Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). She also told me, Not many people know who Cyrus McCormick is these days, but his memory … Read more

The Evolution of Agriculture

We have discussed agriculture and it’s changes over the past two-hundred years. Compare the population 1900 to today for Texas, United States, And World. Today, i will tell you about comparing the population from 1900 to today In the 1900’s the total population was 75,994,266. The farm population was 29,414,000. The number of farms is … Read more

Agricultural mechanics

“Agricultural mechanics are responsible for fixing tractors, combines and other farming implements. Often, mechanics use specialized skills and experience to locate and diagnose the machine’s problem and then generate a cost-effective solution. In this endeavor, agricultural mechanics may use computer-aided systems to help troubleshoot and even repair the faulty part or parts. This position might … Read more

Pesticides use in agriculture

Pesticides constitute a heterogeneous category of chemicals specifically designed for preventing; destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.1 the broad term of pesticides includes both herbicides and insecticides. Pesticide describes hundreds of synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals designed or naturally produced to deter insects and other agricultural pests, including weeds. Numerous groups of pesticides can be … Read more

The Importance of Dryland Agriculture

Dryland agriculture Dry land agriculture is defined differently by different researchers and experts. According to the Fourth five year plan of India, dry lands are defined as areas which receive rainfall ranging from 375 mm to 1125 mm and with very limited irrigation facilities. Reddy and Reddy have defined dryland agriculture as cultivating crops in … Read more

Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System

Abstract Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System is a software and hardware both application designed by considering basic needs that are required in digital agriculture system. This system can automatically irrigates, fertilized, pest control which reduces cost, labor, save energy and environment. It also can be able to communicate with users via wireless communications and also … Read more

National bank for agriculture and rural development

NABARD is set up as an apex Development Bank with a mandate for facilitating credit flow for promotion and development of agriculture, small-scale industries, cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other rural crafts. It also has the mandate to support all other allied economic activities in rural areas, promote integrated and sustainable rural development and … Read more

The effects of the Market Revolution from 1800 through 1860

Document 1- Lagonda Agricultural Works Print: Features the reaper, from the 1830s, in Springfield Ohio. The print is probably an advertisement for the reaper, with the purpose of promoting it to farmers and visually depicting its form and function in order for them to want to use it for efficiency and greater bounties. Document 2- … Read more

Agriculture and Food Production in the Old Kingdom

Agriculture and food production are quite literally the skills that feed a civilization. Old Kingdom Egypt excelled in this area. Egypts high success in agriculture was due to many things, ranging from a near constant climate, to the Nile and its annual inundations causing the land to be inexhaustible, to Egypts vast amount of other … Read more

The Agriculture Policy

“The common market shall extend to agriculture and trade in agricultural products. Agricultural products means the products of the soil, of stock-farming and of fisheries and products of first-stage processing directly related to these products…. The operation and development of the common market for agricultural products must be accompanied by the establishment of a common … Read more

Fertilizing the Soil

Proper fertilization is another important key to successful vegetable gardening. The amount of fertilizer needed depends upon soil type and crops. All soils vary, from deep blow sands to fertile, well-drained soils to heavy, dark clays underlaid by layers of rock. Crops grown on sandy soils usually respond to liberal amounts of potassium, whereas crops … Read more

Corn Consumer Report

Corn is the common name for the cereal grass widely grown for food and livestock fodder. Corn ranks with wheat and rice as one of the world’s chief grain crops, and it is the largest crop of the United States. The Cultivation of corn in exists in the United States southwestern for least 3000 years. … Read more

Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects

There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it’s affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that … Read more

Hydroponics, A Soiless Agriculture

Imagine being able to grow plants and/or crops everyday of the year in smaller spaces without the use of any soil. Hydroponics is a soiless agriculture that does just this. The idea for the use of plant growth without any soil was developed in the eighteen hundreds. Hydroponic gardening is an old idea yet new … Read more

Rice, A Very Promising Harvest

While the north was undergoing an “industrial revolution,” the south remained agriculturally based. Rice, which was the first grown in South Carolina in the early 1960’s, was a very promising harvest. Between 1820and 1850, the production of rice nearly tripled, making it a leading colonial crop along the seacoast of South Carolina and Georgia. Rice … Read more

Conservation Agriculture

I visited the FAO site and went to the Agriculture 21 magazine and read an article. The name of the article was conservation agriculture, which is basically another method that farmers would be able to utilize in regards to their farming, needs and cost reduction strategies. The Food and Agricultural Organization has been working with … Read more

Farming In Denmark

Denmark is located in the Central Northern part of Europe. It is part of the Scandinavian countries, thus it has a relatively cold weather all year long. 75% of Denmarks land is used for farming. Because of its export of agricultural and industrial produce, it enjoys one of the highest standard of living in the … Read more

Effects Of Genetic Engineering On Agriculture

Agribiotechnology is the study of making altered agricultural products. Agribusiness is trying to alter the genes of already existing products to try to enhance the biocompetitiveness and adaptability of crops by enhancing plant resistance to drought, salinity, disease, pests and herbicides. They are going to try to enhance their growth, productivity, nutrient value, and chemical … Read more

Farming In The 1960’s

As the Great Grape Boycott carries onto another summer, Listen Magazine now turns to a real person of this struggle, the farmer. Marina Jalos*, a grape picker for the Giumarra Vineyard Corporation and a single mother of two, of Modesto, CA tells Listen her life in the field. She, herself, has never met Cesar Chavez, … Read more

Farmers: An Argument for Farmers

Agriculture is a tough field to enter. Farming is no ordinary profession, nor is it cheap. With farming, comes many risks – some even life threatening. As with any other profession, equipment is needed to perform the job effectively. In this field, the equipment is very costly. The prices of the equipment, chemicals, and seed … Read more