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1 AGRICULTURE By: Hunter

2 What is Agriculture?? Agriculture is also called farming is the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms for food, and other products used to sustain human life. There are fifteen different types of agriculture.

3 The Types Agro forestry Alley Cropping Crop Rotation High-Input Agriculture Corporate Farming Interplanting Low Input Low-Till Monoculture Organic Farming Plantation Polyculture Polyvarietal Cultivation Subsistence Tillage

4 AGRO FORESTRY Is a system of land use in which harvestable trees are grown around crops or on pasture land as a means of preserving the productivity of the land.

5 ALLEY CROPPING Is a method of planting crops is strips with rows of trees on each side. This helps with wind and with nutrients

6 CROP ROTATION Is the practice of growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons

7 HIGH-INPUT Includes the use of mechanized equipment, chemical fertilizer and pesticides

8 CORPORATE FARMING A system characterized by mechanization, with an emphasis on maximizing productivity

9 INTER CROPPING Is to grow more than one crop in the same field

10 INTER PLANTING Growing two different crops in the same field at the same time.

11 LOW INPUT Is farming that depends on hand tools and natural fertilizers; lacks large scale irrigation

12 MONOCULTURE Is the cultivation of a single crop

13 ORGANIC FARMING Relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured fertilizers, pesticides

14 PLANTATION A commercial tropical agriculture system that is essentially export oriented.

15 POLYCULTURE Is the use of different crops in the same space, in imitation of diversity of natural ecosystem, and avoids large stand of monoculture.

16 POLYVARIENTAL CULTIVATION Planting a plot of land with several varieties of the same crop.

17 SUBSISTENCE Is agriculture carried out for survival

18 TILLAGE Is the conventional method in which the surface is plowed which then breaks up and exposes the soil.

19 MAIN PARTS Irrigation Sustainable Agriculture

20 IRRIGATION Is the use of water to water plants, farms ect. Three-quarters of all freshwater used on Earth is used for agriculture.

21 Sustainable Agriculture Uses three main goals: Environmental health Economic profitability Social and economic equity

22 REVIEW 1.What is Agriculture? -is the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms for food, and other products used to sustain human life.

23 REVIEW 2. What type of Agriculture uses only one crop? -Monoculture

24 REVIEW 3. What is this symbol? -Organic Farming

25 REVIEW 4. Why is agriculture important? -It provides a source of food for the world

26 REVIEW 5. What is the process of growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons? -Crop Rotation

27 LINKS ome 917/harvestgeek-brains-for-your-garden

28 THE END


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