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Day: January 23, 2018

Sustainable Agriculture

January 23, 2018

Introduction Agriculture has been the base of subsistence for human settlements on the planet Earth. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), people in “the developing world where the population increase is very rapid may face hunger if the global food production does not increase by 50-60%. Contribution from developing countries and developed countries to world production […]

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Herbicides formulation, benefits and limitations

January 23, 2018

WHAT ARE HERBICIDES? Herbicides, also commonly known as weedkillers, are weedicides used to kill unwanted plants in the cropped areas. Herbicides are the substances that are toxic to plants, used to destroy unwanted vegetation. Herbicides used to clear waste ground, industrial sites, railways and railway embankments are not selective and kill all plant material with which they come into contact. […]

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Increase Acidity in Soil

January 23, 2018

HOW TO INCREASE ACIDITY IN SOIL? Acidic soil is mostly found in the hills or mountainous regions. This soil is composed mainly of cations like calcium ions, ferric ions, potash ions & aluminium ions.  It is deficient in anions like those of nitrate ions, phosphorus ions, zinc ions etc.  These soils are a good source […]

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IRRIGATION

January 23, 2018

WHAT IS IRRIGATION? Irrigation is defined as the artificial means of bringing water to an area of land which has scarcity of water. Irrigation water gives the land an ability of producing crops which is otherwise impossible without the availability of water.  Irrigation is also defined as the supply of water to agricultural crops by […]

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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

January 23, 2018

WHAT IS INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT? Integrated pest management or IPM is defined as the use of all the methods of pest control, for example, cultural, physical, chemical & biological methods in such an integrated way so that the risks of investment, health & environment got reduced. IPM can also be defined as the comprehensive & […]

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Weeds: Definition, Benefits and Losses

January 23, 2018

WHAT ARE WEEDS? There are numerous definitions of a weed, including: a plant out of place and not intentionally sown a plant growing where it is not wanted a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. plants that are competitive, persistent, pernicious, and interfere negatively with human activity. There are approximately 250,000 species of […]

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MANURE

January 23, 2018

WHAT IS MANURE? Manure is the organic matter content which when added to the soil improves physical health & structure of soil by increasing its fertility, organic matter content, soil aeration, nutrient content etc. It is the biological product which is formed after the decomposition of cow dung, sewage or slurry waste or left over […]

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NATURAL WEED KILLERS

January 23, 2018

Natural weed killers are the different natural agents which are used in killing or controlling the weeds without affecting the nature or environment. These can be different bacteria, fungi or other microorganisms, plants, animals or insects which kill or suppress the weeds due to the action of feeding or living on the weed plants. The […]

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ORGANIC FARMING

January 23, 2018

WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING? Organic farming is defined as that kind of agriculture which uses the traditional ways of farming instead of modern techniques so that there is not too much effect on the natural properties of soil & crop environment. Organic farming is the farming done with the natural processes by following them not […]

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PROBLEMS CREATED BY POLLUTION

January 23, 2018

The contamination of the environment & its resources by the pollutants such as gases, poisonous chemicals, particulate matter & different heavy metals is known as the pollution. Pollution is defined as the contamination of the environment & atmosphere of earth which have many harmful or poisonous effects on earth & its ecosystems i.e. environment & […]

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POLLUTION

January 23, 2018

WHAT IS POLLUTION? Pollution is defined as the contamination of the environment & atmosphere of the earth which have many harmful or poisonous effects on earth i.e. environment & atmosphere get depleted. Pollution is also an agent of causing the different adverse changes in the environment & atmosphere of earth. Pollution can also be known […]

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PRE EMERGENT WEED CONTROL

January 23, 2018

Pre emergent weed control is defined as the control of weeds before of the emergence of crop plants into the crop fields. These are the weed control measures which are applied before the emergence of the yield providing produces in the farming areas. These methods of weed control are applied before the coming out of […]

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FORESTS

January 23, 2018

WHAT ARE FORESTS? Forests are defined as the land masses which are highly covered with the trees. These are the natural ecosystem of the earth which helps in sustaining the wildlife and biosphere. Forests are also acting as the habitats for various life forms of earth. These cover approximately 9% of earth area which is […]

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