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Weeds are crops that grow where they are not wanted. Their presence affects the growth and performance of target crops. They compete for resources and act as disease hosts. Weeds need to be controlled before and soon after, they start sprouting. Despite all the advancements in weed control, farmers still find it challenging to effectively control weeds. There are various methods to control weeds that will be discussed in detail in this article. Precision hoeing involves using advanced farm machinery to prepare land or control weeds. A precision hoe is operated by a tractor that is guided by GPS when
Now, the agricultural sector is on an economic rebound, attracting lots of entrepreneurs and government interest which is vital in terms of fundraising for mega projects. It gives grounds for assuming that the amount of the companies involved in agriculture would be reduced within the next few years, while the volume of assets of the remaining participants would be growing up. In terms of competitiveness, it is justified tendency: according to statistics data and private agriculture holdings reports, only farmers with the large land bank are able to reach crop yield level which at least approximates the European or global
Weeds compete with corn for light, nutrients, and water, especially during the first 3 to 5 weeks following emergence of the crop. It is important to control weeds in a cornfield before they are 6 to 8 inches high, which is when they begin to impact corn yields. Late-season weed infestations do not reduce corn yield nearly as much as early weed competition; however, weeds at this time can harbor destructive insect pests such as thrips, which can vector Fusarium ear rot, and armyworms, which can defoliate corn. Weeds also reduce silage feed quality, slow harvesters by causing wheel slippage
The challenges foreseen in agriculture as far as the need to double food supply is concerned are now putting agricultural sustainability at par with ensuring food security. There is a need for a resource efficient global food system that takes into consideration the aspect of sustainability. For example, if you are struggling to ensure efficiency in how you use water in your farm, ways of reducing soil erosion and ensuring minimum degradation, or even minimizing energy input, you are not alone. Every farmer all over the work hopes to achieve all these and other goals at the minimum possible cost.
Edit: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline of agriculture Agricultural engineering – engineering discipline that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing. Agricultural Machinery – machinery used in the operation of an agricultural area or farm. Bioprocess Engineering – specialization of Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or of Agricultural Engineering. It deals with the design and development of equipment and processes for the manufacturing of products such as food, feed, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, chemicals, and polymers and paper from biological materials. Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms – covers the use of electricity on farms and the methods and incentives for improving the efficiency
Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change, but it also produces about 14% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. There is consensus that climate change will have a significant impact on agriculture in developing countries. Even a 2°C rise in the mean global temperature by the year 2100, which is regarded as an optimistic ­scenario, will radically change the face of farming.   So far agriculture has been on the fringes of ­negotiations, despite it being a role player in any future legally binding agreement. But because it stands so central to climate change, voices are getting stronger that agriculture
Bird. An adult male chicken is called a “rooster” and an adult female is called a “hen.” Roosters are larger, usually more brightly colored, and have larger combs on top of their heads compared to hens. Chickens can fly but because they are heavy, they can only go about 60 meters (200 ft). They have bad senses of smell and taste, but good hearing. They scratch and claw at the ground, looking for food. Baby chicks can eat and walk without help soon after hatching but they still need help keeping warm. Hens lay up to 240 eggs in a
Farm equipment are valued assets for people or companies in agricultural production. They help minimize costs while maximizing on profits. Tracking devices TractorPal and LiveView GPS protect these expensive investments from theft as well as minimizing wear and tear on these machines to extend its duration of operation. Besides keeping your machines safe, there is so much useful information your tracker can provide which will save you the time of recording it manually. Machine tracking in agriculture makes work more effective and economical. Most farmers install LiveView GPS trackers on their machines to monitor performance. It provides systems that could
Superweeds are becoming a big problem all over the world, especially with intensive farmers who love to use new chemicals and tech to make farming more efficient. But the more herbicide-resistant weeds that grow, the less efficient we can be at farming. It’s not just a case of pesky weeds getting in the way; the problem goes far deeper. Herbicide-resistant weeds can be volatile, overtaking fields and killing crops. They can also have a very negative impact on the local ecosystem. Governments and agricultural governing bodies are starting to take the problem seriously, but still we don’t yet have a
In any economy, the design of development programs and policies are typically tailored towards changing outcomes of interest. In most cases, such outcomes may include identified economic parameters, the absence of which undermines the development of the economy. As various legitimate economic activities should contribute to the development of the society, low productivity limit the potential of such activities to boost job creation, income generation, and the overall livelihood of the people in the society. Hence, among other things, increasing productivity may define the thrust and objectives of any development programs and policies.  In any case, the crucial question, unfortunately
Farming has developed extensively since the advent of the Agrarian Revolution. New farming methods and equipment have been invented which has made farming easier and more profitable. The revolution experienced in farming progressed in various stages from hand labor, animal labor, farm machinery, satellite navigation to drones. This has resulted in farming practices that use fewer resources and produce maximum yields. It has also brought about advanced methods of crop pest detection. Crop pests are animals or plants that harm target crops in the farms. Some of the most common pests are insects, bacteria, and fungi. They are a significant
The agricultural market in Nigeria has had some crazy ups and devastating downs over the past few decades… this instability has knocked some farms straight off the map, but you’ll still find farmers staying profitable in hard times. How do they do it? Below we cover 5 great tips that you can utilize in your farm management plans. To see yield improvement and balance the farm books no matter what turn the market takes next will truly see you regarded as a master farmer manager! Follow these 5 tips that have produced some fantastic results for farmers over the past
When people start to think about the ecosystem and nature as a whole, many don’t fully grasp the importance of relying on other species. Everything on earth is connected, whether we realize it or not. Human survival doesn’t rely on humans alone — the human species depends on tons of other life forms to stay in existence. You may have heard about certain animals going extinct or about populations declining. In fact, the media often focuses on larger endangered animals like leopards, tigers, gorillas, and rhinos. However, there are much smaller species that don’t get as much attention as these larger
The demise of the banana has been in the news regularly since a 2003 article in The New Scientist suggested that the crop may be extinct within 10 years. However, recent data indicate that between 2000 and 2017, global production of bananas grew at a compound annual rate of 3.2%, reaching a record of 114 million tonnes in 2017, up from around 67 million tonnes in 2000. Not bad for a crop that was supposedly on its deathbed! The sensationalism deliberately drew attention to problems facing banana at the time for political, financial and personal reasons. This doesn’t seem to
This subject matter has the propensity to be arduous, so we have created a dynamic, and digestible guide to help you better understand nitrogen and the important role it plays in crop production. To start with we are going to give you some quick, bite sized facts. Nitrogen is an element from the periodic table with the letter N to denote it. It is a reactive non-metal. It plays an important role in farming across a broad range of applications. Mainly though you will hear about the role it plays in soil and how it can be the difference between


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