Journal of Plant Physiology & Pathology ISSN: 2329-955X

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Commentary, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 9 Issue: 12

Agriculture: Methods and Techniques

Behnam Khatabi*

Department of Agriculture, Food and Resources, University of Maryland, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Behnam Khatabi
Department of Agriculture, Food and Resources, University of Maryland, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 01, 2021; Accepted Date: December 17, 2021; Published Date: December 24, 2021

Citation: Khatabi B (2021) Agriculture: Methods and Techniques. J Plant Physiol Pathol 9:12. 278.

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Keywords: Agriculture, Farming, livestock


Farming is the hone of developing plant and livestock. Farming was the key improvement within the rise of stationary human civilization, whereby cultivating of tamed species made nourishment surpluses that empowered individuals to live in cities. The history of agribusiness started thousands of a long time prior. After gathering wild grains starting at slightest 105,000 a long time back, incipient ranchers started to plant them around 11,500 a long time prior. Pigs, sheep, and cattle were tamed over 10,000 a long time prior. Plants were freely developed in at slightest 11 locales of the world. Mechanical horticulture based on large-scale monoculture within the twentieth century came to overwhelm rural yield, in spite of the fact that around 2 billion individuals still depended on subsistence agriculture. The major agrarian items can be broadly gathered into nourishments, strands, powers and crude materials (such as elastic). Nourishment classes incorporate cereals (grains), vegetables, natural products, oils, meat, drain, eggs and organisms.

Methods and Techniques

• Crop Rotation

• Permaculture

• Cover Crops

• Soil Enrichment

• Natural Pest Predators

• Bio intensive Integrated Pest Management

• Polyculture Farming

• Agroforestry

Etymology and scope

The word horticulture may be a late Center English adjustment of Latin agricultura, from ager ‘field’ and cultura ‘cultivation’ or ‘growing’. Whereas agribusiness ordinarily alludes to human exercises, certain species of ant, termite and creepy crawly have been developing crops for up to 60 million years. Agribusiness is characterized with shifting scopes, in its broadest sense utilizing common assets to “deliver commodities which keep up life, counting nourishment, fiber, woodland items, agricultural crops, and their related services”. Hence characterized, it incorporates arable cultivating, cultivation, creature cultivation and ranger service, but cultivation and ranger service are in hone frequently excluded.

Crop alteration and biotechnology

Trim modification has been practiced by mankind for thousands of a long time, since the starting of civilization. Changing crops through breeding hones changes the hereditary make-up of a plant to create crops with more advantageous characteristics for people, for case, bigger natural products or seeds, drought-tolerance, or resistance to bugs. Critical propels in plant breeding followed after the work of geneticist Gregor Mendel. His work on prevailing and passive alleles, in spite of the fact that at first generally overlooked for nearly 50 a long time, gave plant breeders distant better; a much better; a higher; a stronger; an improved” stronger understanding of hereditary qualities and breeding methods. Trim breeding incorporates strategies such as plant choice with alluring characteristics, self-pollination and cross-pollination, and atomic strategies that hereditarily adjust the organism.

Genetic engineering

Hereditarily altered life forms (GMO) are living beings whose hereditary fabric has been modified by hereditary designing strategies for the most part known as recombinant DNA innovation. Hereditary designing has extended the qualities accessible to breeders to utilize in making wanted germlines for modern crops. Expanded toughness, wholesome substance, creepy crawly and infection resistance and herbicide resistance are a number of the qualities bred into crops through hereditary engineering. For a few, GMO crops cause nourishment security and nourishment labeling concerns. Various nations have set confinements on the generation, consequence or utilize of GMO nourishments and crops. As of now a worldwide arrangement, the Biosafety Protocol, directs the exchange of GMOs. There’s progressing talk with respect to the labelling of nourishments made from GMOs, and whereas the EU as of now requires all GMO foods to be labelled, the US does not. Herbicide-resistant seed includes a quality embedded into its genome that permits the plants to endure introduction to herbicides.


Pesticide utilize has expanded since 1950 to 2.5 million brief tons yearly around the world, however edit misfortune from bothers has remained generally constant. The World Wellbeing Organization evaluated in 1992 that three million pesticide poisonings happen yearly, causing 220,000 deaths. Pesticides select for pesticide resistance within the bother populace, driving to a condition named the “pesticide treadmill” in which bother resistance warrants the advancement of a unused pesticide. An elective contention is that the way to “spare the environment” and anticipate starvation is by utilizing pesticides and seriously tall surrender cultivating, a see exemplified by a cite heading the Center for Worldwide Nourishment Issues site: ‘Growing more per section of land takes off more arrive for nature’. Be that as it may, pundits contend that a trade-off between the environment and a need for food isn’t inevitable, which pesticides essentially supplant great agronomic hones such as trim rotation.

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