Presentation on theme: "AGRICULTURE By: Hunter. What is Agriculture?? Agriculture is also called farming is the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms for food,"— Presentation transcript:
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.
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.
ALLEY CROPPING Is a method of planting crops is strips with rows of trees on each side. This helps with wind and with nutrients
CROP ROTATION Is the practice of growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons
HIGH-INPUT Includes the use of mechanized equipment, chemical fertilizer and pesticides
CORPORATE FARMING A system characterized by mechanization, with an emphasis on maximizing productivity
INTER CROPPING Is to grow more than one crop in the same field
INTER PLANTING Growing two different crops in the same field at the same time.
LOW INPUT Is farming that depends on hand tools and natural fertilizers; lacks large scale irrigation
MONOCULTURE Is the cultivation of a single crop
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
PLANTATION A commercial tropical agriculture system that is essentially export oriented.
POLYCULTURE Is the use of different crops in the same space, in imitation of diversity of natural ecosystem, and avoids large stand of monoculture.
POLYVARIENTAL CULTIVATION Planting a plot of land with several varieties of the same crop.
SUBSISTENCE Is agriculture carried out for survival
TILLAGE Is the conventional method in which the surface is plowed which then breaks up and exposes the soil.