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Agriculture

Cultivation of life forms for food, fiber, biofuel and other products used to sustain life

All over the world, the population knows what agriculture is and in the majority is engaged in it. At the moment, in the modern world, thanks to modern technologies and the latest information in agriculture, humanity manages to grow a very large number of crops, which provides food for the whole world. For many, farming is a way of life.

What is agriculture?

Agriculture is the labor in which a person is engaged in growing, caring for and selling plants and livestock. Agriculture was one of the main achievements in the development of settled human civilization.

A bit of agricultural history

It can be said that it is thanks to agriculture that civilizations have developed over the centuries, and each of them has been identified through its own kind of agriculture. When people began to grow crops, they also began to herd and raise animals, which also helped in development. People spent surplus products and this helped them to survive in conditions of crop failure. Thanks to agriculture, the first cities were formed, due to the fact that the nomads could not leave the cultivation of their crops.

A period of important agricultural development began in the early 1700s for Great Britain and the Netherlands, when the first machines were developed for simpler work. Every year there were new inventions, methods of processing, fertilization and cultivation.

Are there different types of agriculture?

  • Traditional farming

It consists of the following stages: changing the natural environment, planting crops, growing crops, processing, fertilizing, irrigating, using fertilizer to provide nutrients, consuming the energy of many workers to support.

  • Sustainable agriculture (agroecology)

Сonservation of the natural environment and the use of ecological principles, joint planting of many crops, fertilization with organic matter, selection of plants -so that workers spend less effort on support.

Agriculture went hand in hand with the development of mankind and helped to survive. As now, it is agriculture that gives us food, work, energy.

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
October 18, 2021
AP NEWS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A state-run pest prevention program partly violates California's landmark environmental protection law with its approach to spraying pesticides, a state appeals court has ruled.
September 15, 2021
The Economic Times
State-wise trend indicates that the rural households average debt more than doubled in 18 states for the 6 year period ended 2018, while 7 states witnessed the same for urban households. Importantly, 5 states, including Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Assam witnessed a simultaneous doubling in average debt across both urban and rural households during this period.
Madan Sabnavis
August 31, 2021
@bsindia
These growth numbers will moderate going ahead, as the base effect becomes weaker provided there are no further lockdowns
Julia Musto
August 23, 2021
Fox News
Spotted lanternfly has been seen in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana
August 20, 2021
AP NEWS
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state agriculture workers have discovered their first Asian giant hornet nest.It was found Thursday morning north of Seattle near the Canadian border not far from where a resident saw a live Asian giant hornet on Aug.
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