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The cultivation of plants and animals through farming, mainly for food. Agriculture is also known as the Geography of Food.
How do you plant hay fields?
Planting hay is quite simple, all you need is a tractor and a seed planter. This is a machine that attaches to the Power take off (PTO) on the tractor and will evenly dispurse the seeds. Hay does not need the amount of tractor work other crops do, most hay feilds are natural grasses that are already growing (however, farmers do add in a variety of grasses), hay fields do not need to be sprayed or cutivated pre or post planting. ...
Asked in Agriculture, Mexico
What are Mexico's top agricultural products?
Mexico is widely believed to be an arid country, but this is not the case. It has a vast territory, where almost 12% is used for agriculture: 232,761 square kilometers (89,869 sq mi), which are almost the size of the whole United Kingdom, are used to grow food and cash crops. Then another 16% of Mexico's territory (315,608 square Km/121,857 square miles, or an area the same size of Poland or New Mexico) is considered as man-made or natural pastures, where cattle...
Asked in Agriculture
What are the advantages of modern method farming?
Modern methods of farming have many advantages: 1. The soil is made fertile by adding soil nutrition after analysis of the soil and the suitability for the seeds/corp for maximum yield . 2. Mechanization and use of modern machinery for ploughing, leveling,winnowing,harvesting,spraying ,irrigating have reduced manual labor. 3.Use of scientific data and technology has helped better agricultural inputs. 4.Modern storage and transportation has helped reduce wastage. 5.Crop protection is one important feature of modern method of farming. ...
Asked in Agriculture, Organic Gardening
What is bad about inorganic farming?
Answer # 1 Inorganic farming uses chemicals to simplify ecosystems. It uses soil fumigants to sterilize soil, herbicides to kill weeds, chemical fertilizers to feed crops, pesticides to control insect pests, and fungicides to control fungal diseases. Most of these chemicals have effects far beyond their intended targets. Fungicides kill beneficial fungi that attack or compete with fungi that infect plants. Pesticides kill parasitoid wasps that control insect pests at low population densities, before they get out of hand, as well as predatory insects...
Asked in Agriculture, India, The Difference Between
What is the difference between agriculture in India and agriculture in USA?
India is a developing country. India doesn't have the ability to restore efficiency in agriculture. The US is a developed country and a large percentage of farming today is done by big companies, rather than family farmers. In USA an average farm is about 250 hectares and in India an average farm is about 2.3 hectares. Indians use poor technology , whereas USA uses the most advanced technology in the world. Indian farmers commit suicide due to hunger and poor life, whereas US farmers...
What is the importance of green revolution?
The Green Revolution was the notable increase in cereal-grains production in Mexico, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and other developing countries in the 1960s and 1970s. This trend resulted from the introduction of hybrid strains of wheat, rice, and corn (maize) and the adoption of modern agricultural technologies, including irrigation and heavy doses of chemical fertilizer. The Green Revolution was launched by research establishments in Mexico and the Philippines that were funded by the governments of those nations, international donor organizations, and the U.S. government....
Asked in Agriculture, Rice, Corn
What are the difference between rice and corn?
Rice is more paler and thinner, the seeds looking more oval (or oblong) in shape than corn. Corn kernels tend to be more yellow, and more squatter, with a parallelogram-look to them, if the kernel is flipped upside down, with the bottom part more curved and smoother. The plants themselves are different: corn is much taller, with wider leaves, and the cobs are located right on the side of the stems. Rice, on the other hand, has much narrower leaves, and the...
Asked in Homeowner's Insurance, Agriculture
Where can you obtain farm insurance?
Farm Insurance Ask your current Property and Casualty lines Insurance Agent to start with. Family farms can usually be covered under Personal Property lines and will usually be cheaper. Hobby farms can often be covered under a Personal Homeowners Insurance Policy. If the Owner is a Corporate entity then it will most likely be classified as Commercial Property lines. Corporate Owners generally experience Higher Risk exposures. Also note that most states have a state Farm Bureau organization which offers Farm Insurance. State Farm Insurance only offers...
Asked in Travel & Places, Agriculture, Corn
Where is the world's largest corn silo located?
A "silo" is normally used for the storage of fodder such as corn silage or haylage. However, if you meant the largest grain bin, the largest one I know of is in Arthur, Iowa, USA. It has a diameter of 135 feet, a peak height of 131 feet, and holds over 1.2 million bushels of grain corn. See the related link below. ...
Asked in Animal Life, Science, Agriculture
What is Agric science?
Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses that parts of exact, natural, economic and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture. Agriscience- Is the application of scientific principles of agriculture. ...
Asked in Nepal, Agriculture, Landforms
Why Terai is called the granary of Nepal?
TERAI-GRANARY OF NEPAL Terai is called the granary of Nepal as more than half percent of people of Nepal depend on the vegetation of Terai region. Terai is plain, where more cultivation is possible. Cultivation is impossible in mountain region due to difficult topography and temperate region and even in hilly region with lots of vegetation it's not possible due to slope area. Terai is only the possible region where much cultivation is possible. Different kinds of vegetation, valuable medicinal herbs, important trees,...
Asked in Agriculture, Farm Crops, Corn
How many bushel of ear corn make up a bushel of shelled corn?
It varies due to ear size, length, weight, and type of corn, but a decent average is about 1.6 bushels ear corn to make one bushel of shelled. ...
Asked in Agriculture, Horse Diet and Nutrition
Is there a difference between alfalfa hay and alfalfa meal?
There is. Alfalfa hay is exactly that, hay. Your horse should never eat a first or second cutting. This is usually what dairy cows eat, the protein content is too high for a horse. Alfalfa meal is chopped alfalfa hay mixed with other things incuding molasses. Horses love alfalfa meal and it is a great thing to feed if you have a 'hard keeper'. (a horse that is hard to keep weight on) But remember, just like any sweet feed or...
Asked in Agriculture, Farm Crops, Corn, How To
How to measure the moisture content of corn?
Easiest and quickest way: purchase a moisture-testing meter and follow the instructions. Less expensive way, but takes longer: weigh a sample as accurately as possible, then heat at a temperature high enough to drive out the moisture, but not so high as to start to oxidize or burn the corn. Weigh the sample again, then put the numbers into the formula below: Grain moisture content (in % pts.) = ((Beginning weight of sample minus ending weight) divided by beginning weight) times 100 ...
Asked in Agriculture, Potatoes
Is potato a Rabi or Kharif crop?
It is a kharif crop; potatoes prefer short days and long cool nights for better tuberization, hence it is a winter crop, Rabi crop is also shown during winter season. Therefore, potato is a rabi crop. Although in places like Willingdon (Tamil Nadu, India) it is grown all the year round. ...
Asked in Agriculture
Who invented the Grain Elevator?
Oliver Evans was the first person to invent the grain elevator in England. Joseph Dart Jr., an American merchant adapted Evans' designs for a more commercial framework for use as shipment from lakers to boat canals. The actual design and and construction of the world's first steam-powered "grain storage and transfer warehouse" was created and executed by engineer Robert Dunbar. ...
Asked in Agriculture, Geography, Civil Engineering
What is the difference between Sandy Clay and Clayey Sand?
Their both the same, really, just two different names for sand with clay in it, however one might have more clay in one (sandy clay) than the other (clayey sand), but only by miniscule amounts. ...