Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at
It is a vicious cycle where environmental degradation is affecting agricultural productivity and agricultural practices are affecting the environment. To conclude agriculture, agricultural science and technology aids in reducing hunger, improving livelihood and increasing economic growth.
Indigenous and local agricultural practices need to be used along with scientific research and developments. There should be a co-ordination of international scientific programs for enhancing agriculture and agricultural produce. Policies and technologies that are conducive to sustainable use of natural resources must be shared internationally. It is imperative to alleviate hunger and look for the causes of nutritional insecurity and degraded natural resources. Productivity of crops, livestock and fisheries need to increased in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner which is acceptable to both the farmers as well as the consumers. Agriculture is an important aspect of every society for its social, economic and environmental growth.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at
This is a big economical and fundamental change in the history of agriculture. The crop which is grown chemically, have lesser minerals and nutrition as compared to organic crops which are substantially higher when compared in nutrition and minerals. In the case of glacial gravel, no pesticides are used which is economically more beneficial and obviously higher on nutrition and minerals.
Plants fertilized on rock dust produce a flavor and high nutrition content. As the history of agriculture shows us that almost all the top soils of the world lack a large of quantity of elements which results in bad crop. Lots of consumers and customers are going for organic farming. Scientists and agriculturists have changed the course of the history of agriculture by farming on the glacial gravel. All these innovations will take agriculture and humans places.
Back in 8000 B.C. the history of agriculture started from the banks of the Nile to Danube to the valley of Indus and Ganges has now come to laboratories and organic farms. In the coming decades, agriculture will grow and develop even faster than what the history of agriculture has shown us in the past.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at
Chemical farming has become the past in the history of agriculture. Organic farming has taken over. Glaciers had left lots of rocks on the path behind them and agriculturists have discovered the utility of these rocks and have grinded them and mixed the residue back into the soil. This is called glacial dust .After a few experiments scientists noticed that this dust works as fertilizer.
Glacial gravel is the mix of all elements. As the history of agriculture has shown us that farming needs a lot of minerals like: phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium. But the crops out of this have been unbalanced. Farmers have discovered that if there is live growth of micro-organisms in the soil, the results are much better. We know about compost and also how fertile it is. It’s a same which happens in the glacial gravel. Bacteria under the glacial dust absorb minerals and built their protoplasm. Fungi, algae and bacteria along with other micro life are helpful in maintaining water, nutrients in the soil structure.