Agriculture

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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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Wait a few weeks after killing a cover crop to plant your food crop, and you shouldn't run into problems.
Permanent cover crops are appropriate in orchards, vineyards and border areas never planted with food crops.
Rice is the second most important food food crop, accounting for about 6 percent of the daily caloric intake.
Scientists in ARS's Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit at Salinas, California, conduct field trials of pesticides applied on a wide range of food crops, from baby greens, fresh peas, and strawberries to herbs, such as basil, coriander, and dill.
Historically, women in developing societies have been principally concerned with food crop production.
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The subsidized credits carry a 6% interest each excepting credit for food crop on which the interest is 10%.
Production of major food crops are given in Table-1.
Australia's $5 million contribution will provide financial support and technical assistance to seedbanks in developing countries and support a fail-safe backup of food crop seeds in the Svalbard Seed Vault in Norway.
Jairam Ramesh as environment minister had imposed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial release of the first transgenic food crop, Bt brinjal, in February 2010.
Companies in this sector now must wrestle with legitimate public concerns about biotech, food crop contamination, species diversity, genetic drift and environmental impact.