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5 farming practices that revolutionized agriculture

01/6Key practices that have revolutionised agriculture

The evolution of agriculture has been shaped by innovative technologies that have transformed farming practices worldwide. From the advent of the plow to the development of precision agriculture, five key technologies have revolutionised agriculture, enhancing productivity, sustainability, and efficiency in food production.
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02/6Plow

The plow, a large shovel-like tool, revolutionized farming by enabling farmers to effectively turn soil over. Its introduction around 3500 BC marked a significant shift in agricultural practices, allowing for faster planting and weed suppression.

03/6Tractors

Prior to the advent of tractors, farmers relied on animals or manual labor to till the land. Tractors revolutionized farming by making it more efficient and quicker. These vehicles facilitated various tasks such as planting, harvesting, and general farm work, replacing slower and more labor-intensive methods.

04/6Combines

Before the development of combines, harvesting crops like wheat was laborious and time-consuming, often done by hand. Combines mechanized the harvesting process, significantly increasing efficiency and productivity on farms.

05/6Fertilizers

Fertilizers play a crucial role in enhancing plant growth by providing essential nutrients. Farmers have been using fertilizers for centuries to improve harvest yields by ensuring healthier and faster-growing crops.

06/6Biotechnology

Biotechnology has transformed agriculture by enabling scientists to enhance crop traits through genetic modification. By altering genes, crops can be engineered to grow faster, resist pests, and thrive in challenging conditions. This technology not only boosts productivity but also aids in addressing food security challenges by increasing food production efficiency.

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Published Date: April 2, 2024

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