Thursday, September 1, 2016

Modern Agriculture Techniques

Many have been said and published regarding agriculture techniques and the advances since the late 1960s in agriculture has so far prevented the outcome of the Malthusian Theory wherein population has outstripped food production.

But the advances came at a cost. In order to boost food production and crop yields, widespread use of inorganic fertilizers were required. These in turn tended to increase production costs for the farmers and is acknowledged to have been responsible for the pollution of the oceans and waterways. These resulted in the death of planktons and reduced the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen. These factors led to the rise of greenhouse gases that is contributory to climate change.

 Modern agriculture should create a balance so much that it should make use of hybrid seeds of a selected variety of a single crop, technologically advanced equipment and lots of energy subsidies in the form of irrigation water, fertilizers and pesticides.

Below are examples of these techniques.

The above examples were devised to maximize crop yields with as little as inorganic fertilizers and pesticides you. Only will sustainability and full potential for production can be balanced with ecological concerns.

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