By Solomon Adekola Agriculture, which has high rates of fatalities and serious injuries, ranks among the most dangerous professions in the United States. In Nigeria, greenhouse farming technology has turned into technology to increase food production because of unpredictable weather conditions. Things to be considered for the safety of our farm product 1. Soils are a multifaceted and dynamic natural resource that supports plant growth and affect water and air quality. Scientists have found that in-depth research is needed to unravel the complex nature of soils as well as their impact on Earth’s ecosystems. 2. Freshwater is so […]
Solomon Adekola A greenhouse is a building with glass sides and a glass roof in which plants that need protection from or are sensitive to weather are grown. In the United States and in most countries of the world, you can successfully start your own greenhouse farm and grow the business into an international venture. Several things occur when you decide not to invest your money on something profitable. Different things happened when you can’t make the right choice of investing your money on something great. Investing your money on a great and profitable business can turn your money to […]
Nigeria produces approximately 8million metric tonnes of maize per year. Maize is one of the most versatile emerging crops having wider conditions. Globally, maize is known as the queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among the cereals. It is cultivated on nearly 150m ha in about 160 countries have a wider diversity of soil, climate, biodiversity and management practices that contributes 36% (782MT) in the global grain production.
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.
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. […]
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.
Agriculture is an economic activity that is being practiced by many countries internationally. Through different agricultural activities both livestock keeping and farming has resulted in the economic growth of many nations globally. Besides, agriculture is the source of livelihood in most households worldwide. However, agricultural keeps on advancing every through various technology system that is the current agriculture will be different from the future. It is anticipated that the future farming will result in increases yield of crop production and reduced adverse effects on the crops. As a result, the next agriculture will focus on crop monitoring, drones, as well […]
Yield loss in agriculture is a major problem. Under conventional farming methods, over 0.25 of all farmed crops are lost before harvesting. This not only affects the farmer’s pocket, but it also leaves a large carbon footprint. Resources are also getting depleted faster while the world population is increasing rapidly. This pushes the demand for food higher and under the current farming systems; it is not possible to meet the world’s population food requirements. This complication has led to the invention and adoption of technologically advanced farming methods which are more effective and less strenuous on the environment. Among the […]
Precision farming has revolutionized the way we produce crops and farm as well as our understanding of farming in general. Using precision tech has helped farmers reach a level of profitability that was previously unheard of and created a vast industry that thrives with strictly calculated ROI, yield projections and cost reduction. Aside from the staggering profitability of employing precision farming techniques, it has helped create a sustainable attitude to farming, one that is more ethical and environmentally conscious.
Drone surveying a farm Data collection is a crucial aspect of farm management and growth. In the past, farmers have employed weak data collection tools that led to poor decisions and huge losses. Even for large scale growers who engaged experts in the field in collecting accurate data, such data collection would take months to collect. By the time the data was ready for use, it had become irrelevant. Since the early 80’s when the first aerial unmanned drones were put into commercial use, there has been an increasing number of farmers using drones in monitoring their crop production. Now, […]