Are there any pests roaming your farm at present? As a farmer, it’s part and parcel to have encountered pests causing damage to your crops.
It hardly matters whether these pests are cute creatures or rather ugly looking; the damage caused by them is really devastating. It is really ironic that you have invested so much hard earned money for growing all these crops and yet they’re being damaged by these unwanted creatures.
Although you have the intention of getting rid of these unwelcome guests, but you do not want to cause any harm to them. Fortunately, you’ll find lots of organic pesticides as well as other types of home-made remedies that will help you to solve your problem.
You need to figure out what types of culprits you are coping with before you are able to take control of the situation. Once this problem is solved, you can always take the help of the Internet and ask the specialists regarding what should be your actions.
One particular solution to repel these undesirable pests without using any hazardous chemical substances would be to rotate the crops every year. The pests will not show up if they fail to understand what exactly is going to be there. Their life cycle would be disrupted by the rotation of crops due to their inability to get used to it.
In this article, we have mentioned a listing of the most common pests and also some solutions for effective pest control. You can also learn here when to apply pest treatment. There are different farming methods which help to control pests naturally.
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Even though organic agriculture has contributed much not only to the economic development but also in the preservation of our mother nature, it also has a number of downsides. This article aims to introduce the four farming methods that go beyond organic.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the first method which uses various pest control strategies. This is an intensive practice on controlling pests, from observation to intervention. The most common practice that IPM uses is the biological method where the bugs that destroy the plants are being eliminated by having them eaten by the “good” bugs. Secondly, part of the IPM practice is the mechanical method where the pests are vacuumed off of the infected plant. Continue reading “Beyond Organic” Farming Methods
Before people learn how to plant, they first find their food through hunting and gathering wild plants. They traveled to another area to search for food when the food supply ran out. Later on, they began to gather wild grains found in those areas. They began planting by simply scattering the unconsumed wild grains on the ground and let them grow.
People began to settle on a place. There they gathered together and created communities. They sustained their daily needs by growing crops and rearing animals. The plants that the farmers first grew were wild grasses—wheat and barley. Years passed, these people learned to build a more permanent settlement and surrounded their homes with walls to protect themselves. Continue reading Farming: How It All Began
As the population continues to grow, the demand for food also rises. Therefore, there is a need to provide more agricultural products to sustain the growing population. Because of that, farmers see the need to use agricultural tools, machines, and implements in order to speed up the production process.
Agricultural mechanization is the term given to describe the use of these tools and machinery for developing the land, crop production, harvesting, and other on-farm activities. Continue reading Agricultural Mechanization
Agriculture is one of the world’s widely-used activities. It has been practiced by a lot of countries as it has a great contribution to the economic development. Agriculture is being classified in several ways but the most common are farming scale, crop and livestock combinations, and farming intensity.
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The food that we eat every day comes from the products of agriculture. We all know that agricultural products are produced either organically or industrially.
However, most of us are not fully aware of the environmental impact of these farming practices. Although some industrial farms are incorporating the use of solar energy, massive amounts of water and fuel are required to sustain these farms, in addition to harmful chemicals to protect crops. In addition, large-scale agriculture often requires deforestation in order to make room for crops. Among the experts we consulted was David Moore from Arbor Chiefs Tree Service in Dallas. Visit their website for more information. Continue reading Agriculture and Global Warming
Organic farming is the process of producing crops and livestock without the use of chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones.
This type of farming encourages crop rotations and cover crops, and promotes balanced relationships between the predator and the host.
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Industrial agriculture, also known as intensive farming, is the production of food in an intensive manner to produce large amounts of meat and crops.
Monoculture is an intensive way of growing single crops in large numbers. Among these crops are corn, wheat, cotton, rice, and soybeans.
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Agriculture describes the entire process of producing, processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural products such corn, wheat, cotton, sugar, meat, milk and other dairy products. These activities require the use of electricity. Ranchers and farmers use solar energy to provide electric power in order to operate.
It plays a vital role in sustaining the daily amount of food needed by people. Aside from that, agriculture also creates a livelihood. More or less 70% of the entire population of a developing country relies on agriculture as a way of living. In fact, it is the main source of national income for all the developing countries since agricultural products such as sugar, rice, tobacco, and coffee are some of the major export items. Continue reading Importance of Agriculture
Because farming is not an easy task, agricultural machines are invented over the years to help farmers in their day-to-day activities. Some are used for a specific purpose while others can be used to accomplish two or more farming tasks.
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