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Evaluation of Cadmium Bioaccumulation and Translocation in Hopea odorata Grown in a Contaminated Soil - ... 339-367. Ang LH, Tang LK, Ho WM, Hui TF,Theseira, GW (2010). Phytoremediation of Cd and Pb by four tropical timber speciesgrown on an Ex-tin Mine in Peninsular Malaysia. World Academyof Science, Engineering and Technology. 2:244-248. Assche F, Clijsters H (1990). Effects of metals on enzyme activity in plants.Plant, Cell and Environment. 13: 195-206. AudaMA, Ali EELS (2010).Cadmium and Zinc toxicity effects on growth and mineral nutrients of carrot (Daucuscarota).Pakistan Journal of Botany. 42: 341-351....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Problems of the Food System - ... As a result, production time must be sped up, which puts workers at a high risk of injury. The injury rate in a slaughterhouse is about three times higher than the rate in a typical American factory, (Schlosser, 172). Lacerations are the most common injuries suffered by meatpackers, who often stab themselves or stab someone working nearby. Some of the most dangerous jobs in meatpacking are performed by the late-night cleaning crews. The slaughterhouses force the cleaning crews to leave the machines on while they are being cleaned, to ensure that every inch of the machine is sanitized....   [tags: Agriculture]
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No-Till Farming - ... As Darnell Poage explains, “The advantage of no-till is that it keeps the ground covered to save the soil from washing and blowing.” Stubble left on the field protects the ground from harsh, high-speed winds. By leaving the stubble on the field, wind has less of an effect on blowing loose dirt away. Trash left lying undisturbed on the dirt helps soil to not be carried away by water run-off after big rains. All the stubble left on the field, directs water run-off into several major ruts instead of many smaller ones, allowing less water erosion across the field....   [tags: Agriculture]
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GMO Foods: What Am I Eating? - ... Given that the scientifically uninformed consumer will almost always react with fear to new technology, labeling would not be productive” (IPM & Organic). Admittedly, numerous agencies attest to the short term safety of genetically modified foods. The FDA considers genetically modified food to be inconsequentially different from food produced by unaltered, conventional crops. Likewise, “the National Academy of Science released a report (2000)” indicating “that there are no unique risks associated with transgenic plants” (IPM & Organic)....   [tags: Agriculture] 899 words
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Study of Genotype X Environment Intraction in Asiatic Cotton Gossypium Arboreum - ... The other varieties belonging to different part of country HD457 from Haryana, RG395 and RG8 from Rajasthan KWA147 from Madhya Pradesh, MDL2643 from Andhra Pradesh and PA255, AH11, AH38 and DLSa1001from Maharashtra evaluated during years 2008-2009 in three environments was used in this study. The performance trials of 17 cultivars selected from diverse origin were conducted at two test sites one at Punjab Agricultural University Cotton Research Area for two years and other at Regional Station, Faridkot for one year in three replications each....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Commodity Chain Analysis - ... In Northeast Thailand, more than 61% of all landholders are in debt at least double their annual income (“The Stories Behind,” n.d). Many farmers do not even own the land. They are simply renting it from the government because they can no longer afford the land costs. Farmers are barely able to feed themselves, let alone their entire family. Women and men have specific roles during rice production. The men are in charge of the labor intensive work, such as preparing the land, spraying the chemical fertilizer, and hauling the farm products....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Hay and its Unforeseen Dangers - ... Lower forage quality equals lower quality of hay. Wet hay will increase the activity of the microbes as well as the anaerobic, or oxygen lacking, bacteria. This will result in the hay becoming spoiled and unfit to use as feed (Lemus). The most frequent problem associated with horses that come into contact with moldy and spore-filled hay is respiratory problems which will then lead to immune system problems. Since horses are grazing mammals they come into contact with spores and mycotoxins through things such as: grazing in the fields, grain consumption as well as eating hay (Mauger)....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Coffee Rust Fungus of the Coffea Genus - ... (Waller 1982) This may imply that both environmental monitoring and scouting play a large role in disease detection, if not control. In an extremely hot and dry season one might expect for infection levels to be at a much lower rate so control measures would be affected. Spread and Epidemiology Some old research details some conflicting issues on the topic of Coffee Rust spore dispersal, namely whether it is primarily wind or water born. Waller details a wind tunnel experiment carried out in 1960 which showed spore release at winds speeds greater than 7 miles per hour....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Factory Farming - ... Undercover videos of the animals being killed in such a brutal fashion only gives the farm a poor reputation, not to mention the ethical issue of animals suffering unnecessarily when euthanasia is available. Incidents similar to the aforementioned will only continue to happen if the government does not step in. Security cameras, proper training of new employees and regular examinations to ensure all FDA regulations as well as animal welfare laws are being practiced should be implemented in farms....   [tags: Agriculture]
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The Indian Policy Response - The Indian Policy Response Socio-economic implications of Globalization in India - What India wants from WTO - What is required of India by WTO - Analysis of policy response in two crucial areas Agriculture and Pharmaceuticals. An ethical framework covering the issues that are discussed and a common policy response is suggested. In the early nineties, India embarked full speed on a path of liberalization and globalization by reducing trade barriers and non-trade barriers alike, demolishing the existing quota-licensing regime....   [tags: India Trade Globalization Agriculture Essays]
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Using Resources Wisely - Using Resources Wisely In my English 130 class we watched the movie Inconvenient Truth and, for the first time, I saw the growing industrialization of China. After seeing China’s growing wasteful consumption of resources, I was reminded of a discussion that took place in my Anthropology 113 class last semester. In this discussion, my professor brought to light how our production of food is just as disturbing as our consumption of it. He presented a video that showed how the industrialization of certain areas led the farmers to abandon their tradition agricultural system and replace it with mass food production....   [tags: Gore Environment Inconvenient Truth Agriculture] 2809 words
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Genetic Engineering - Genetic Engineering When we envision our future, we usually imagine a future free of disease and physical sickness, but have you ever wondered how a disease-free society will be accomplished. In the twenty-first century our world will be a very different place because of genetic manipulation and engineering. There are many pros and cons to this debate, but it is undeniable that the effects from the new revelations in the field of genetics are far-reaching and deep impacting. Genetic engineering is a radical new technology, one that breaks down fundamental barriers, not only between species, but also between humans, animals, and plants....   [tags: Genetics Science Food Agriculture Essays]
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Feeding and Fishing: the Issue Facing the U.S. and the Global Community - Feeding and Fishing: the Issue Facing the U.S. and the Global Community “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life.” When translated into agricultural terms, this Chinese proverb confronts the question facing the United States and the global community today. The United States has been providing food for the rest of the world for years. While this illustration of care is commendable, it also has a downside. In the future, and debatably in the present, it is not possible for the United States to continue providing for other countries....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment Essays Papers]
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Public Grazing on Bureau of Land Management Land - Public Grazing on Bureau of Land Management Land The Bureau of land Management is an agency of the department of the Interior. It manages 264 million acres in the western lands and over 700 acres of mineral estate nationwide. The purposes of these lands are mineral development, recreation, timber, and grazing. The on that we are going to talk about is grazing on the BLM lands and how they are improving them. In the 1930's, overgrazing was damaging the Western rangelands to a dust bowl. In Wyoming during 1909 the sheep numbers reached six million....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment Essays Papers] 698 words
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Genetically Engineered Crops - Genetically Engineered Crops Chemical and seed companies have been working the last several years to alter the genetic make-up of certain crops to combat heavy pressure from insects and weeds. Through genetic manipulation plant breeders have been able to make certain crops resistant to different types of chemicals and insects. Breeders can alter the crops by adding to a specific plant one or more genes from other related crops with a known resistance to an insect or herbicide The use of genetically engineered crops has become a hotly debated topic over the last couple of years....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Genetics Science Essays]
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Uses of Australian Medic and other Legumes in the United States - Uses of Australian Medic and other Legumes in the United States In recent years the United States has been experimenting with the uses of medics, clovers and other forms of legumes which include sweet clover, rose clover, crimson clover, barrel medic, button medic, Australian medic, burr medic, nitro alfalfa, and spotted medic just to name a few of the long list of plants used in these experiments. The purpose of these experiments were to determine the benefits of intercropping these legumes with non-nitrogen fixating crops such as corn, sunflowers and many others....   [tags: Agriculture Medic Plants Essays Papers]
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The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural Disaster Caused by Lack of Knowledge - The Dust Bowl delivered an immense agricultural and economic blow to the Great Plains and exacerbated what was left of the U.S economy during the great Depression (NASA). Massive dust storms destroyed just about everything from crops, devastating farms, thus destroying the livelihood and careers of thousands of farmers. This resulted in even more downfall of the U.S. economy during the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl happened around 1930 in the Great Plains due to the farmers over cultivating the land and causing soil to erode....   [tags: Dust Bowl, agriculture, USA. history,] 739 words
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The Rise of Mexican Corn Production in the Face of Cheap Imports - The Rise of Mexican Corn Production in the Face of Cheap Imports Mexico has completed sweeping changes in its economy and trade relations with the rest of the world. NAFTA is both a symbol and a means to insure the changes remain permanent. Mexico had hoped to generate economic growth through increasing trade with the United States. Economists expect there will be winners and losers when trade develops. Corn producers were expected to be one of the losing sectors. The NAFTA agreement was structured to help phase in the effects, but the sector felt the full pressure of international prices and trade flows very quickly....   [tags: Mexico Agriculture Trade Economy Corn Essays]
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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
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Analysis of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - Analysis of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Silent Spring is a novel written by a woman named Rachel Carson, which was published in 1962. With advance sales of 40 000 copies the book went on to be recognised in 1992 as the most influential book of the last 50 years, and was held in much the same respect and admiration as great works such as Karl Marx's 'Das Capital and Charles Darwin's 'The Origin of Species'. About the book ============== The book takes an in depth look at the hazardous and detrimental consequences of the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in not only agriculture, but in other activities particularly leisure....   [tags: Silent Spring Rachel Carson Agriculture Essays] 1277 words
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GM Crops - In many developing countries, rural families comprise a substantial majority of the population. For these families, land represents a fundamental asset: it is a primary source of income, security, and status. However the quality and yield of these crops are low and many farmers are unable to reach their maximum potential and raise enough capital to support them through the year. Therefore the potential use of GM crops to help increase yields and durability of crops is a positive one. However due to the controversy of GM crops within the UK and the rest of the world, developing countries are in a constant battle to try and persuade their country that GM crops are within context for the developmental needs of their country....   [tags: Environmental, Agriculture] 1023 words
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Human Utilization of Algal Biomass from Spirulina - HUMAN UTILIZATION OF ALGAL BIOMASS FROM SPIRULINA In a 1988 paper published for the National Agricultural Library entitled "Spirulina: Food for the Future," it was suggested that Spirulina be utilized in a variety of different ways, some of which include mass production to feed small villages, supply of food for space travel in the future, and more basic uses like animal feed, pigment enhancement in fish, and health food supplements (2). In recent years there has been an astonishing amount of research done on all aspects of this microalgae wonder....   [tags: Algae Agriculture]
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History and Importance of the Potato Among Many Cultures - The Tuber that Unites a Hungry World Potatoes are a truly globalized crop. They can be found all around the world from the Americas to China, from Africa to Europe. In each of these places, they play their own unique role but the secret to their success is their hardy nature and their nutritional value. They become valuable to some peoples because they are able to grow in geographical locations or in weather situations that would cause other crops to fail. They are also incredibly nutritious, providing all that is necessary for survival....   [tags: nutrition, agriculture]
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Marketing Tips for Farmers - ... The relaxed atmosphere of community and farmers’ markets encourages people to dawdle among the varied stalls and to stop and chat to friends, and if the conversation turns to items purchased on the day, your products, if they have been well received, will be promoted by that most inexpensive form of advertising - word of mouth. It’s a reward that’s earned each time you provide your customers with outstanding service and quality products. For many consumers, price is the primary factor in their purchasing decision, but a growing percentage see quality food that has been produced in an environmentally sustainable way as being of equal, if not greater importance....   [tags: Agriculture, Business] 1577 words
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10 Eco-Friendly Tips for Sustainable Gardening - ... Use a container to collect rain water for use in your garden. Nothing beats natural rain water when it comes to nourishing your garden and bringing it to life. There are several types of containers that work well for this. Among them are French drains, swales, rain gardens, cisterns and rain barrels. If you find areas along your rain gutters that are not suitable for using a spout, you can use a rain chain as a supplement to your other containers. Catching and conserving rain water not only helps your garden, but also minimizes downstream flooding while helping to keep contaminants out of your plant water....   [tags: Environmentalism, Agriculture] 1025 words
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The Farmers’ Movement - Farmers were unhappy about the position they were put in. In Document F, F. B. Tracy says why the farmers revolted. It was not just because they were treated unfairly but it was also because they were finding their homes and farms foreclosed, the prices of their crops were dwindling, the railroads that drove their crops to the markets were overcharging them, and their money was depreciating. They felt that they deserved more respect because they fed ministers, scientists, inventors, soldiers, lawyers, merchants, and moguls as stated in Document A....   [tags: agriculture, farming] 573 words
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Corn and Politics- The Numerous Benefits and Uses of Corn - A good percentage of the food in the supermarket is linked to a specific kind of plant. This vegetable, which has many uses, is corn. Since the beginning of the United States, corn has taken an important role in the development in the nation, meaning that without corn this nation would not be the same. When the Europeans came here, there were no real resources that they could exploit for the benefit of their survival. But then one can ask the question, how did the Native Americans survive before they were killed by the infectious viruses and diseases from the Europeans....   [tags: agriculture, economy] 959 words
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Review of Lowes' Gardening How-To-Clinic - Lowe's How-To-Clinic What nutrients do plants need to stay alive. Most plants need nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in order to grow to maturity. Commercial fertilizers contain all the ingredients that are necessary for plants to thrive. Commercial fertilizers are a gardeners asset. Fertilizer assists in growing a stunning and colossal flower bed, unfortunately, commercial fertilizers have a grave effect on the environment, and devastates the lives of animals. Fertilizer is applied to plants to help them grow, then it eventually seeps into the ground, and pollutes ground water....   [tags: agriculture, horticulture] 771 words
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Christopher Columbus, Corn and Potatoes: How the New World Fed the Old - How the New World Fed the Old Christopher Columbus’ discoveries were widely known and highly influential, but more so, the things he brought back to his homeland would pave the way for future development. Food is and will always be one of the most essential elements for the survival of humanity. It is not surprising that the Old World (Europe) primarily developed the way it did because of the influence of food mostly derived from the New World. Alfred W. Crosby discusses this in his article, “The Potato Connection – How the New World Fed the Old”....   [tags: agriculture, crops] 762 words
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Effect of Organic Farming on Soil Nutrients and Structure - Effect of Organic Farming on Soil Nutrients and Structure Works Cited Missing Since the 1970s, the agribusiness and agrochemical industries have been aware of a growing problem: as the global population soars, soils around the world are becoming less suitable for farming as a result of erosion, nutrient depletion, and structural degradation. In the United States, about 60,000 farmers have abandoned the "conventional" system which relies on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and adopted the organic farming systems that allowed areas of China and India to be successfully farmed for 4,000 years (Reganold et al., 1990, p....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays] 1321 words
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Factors of Soil Aggregation - Factors of Soil Aggregation There are many features that characterize a soil. One such feature is aggregates. There are many different types of aggregates, such as platy, prismatic, granule, blocky, angular, and more. There are several different factors which influence the formation of these aggregates. Hans Jenny, in his book Factors of Soil Formation (1941), recognizes five factors which influence soil formation: climate, biota, topography, parent material, and time. This paper will explore each of these factors in order to gain a better understanding as to what influences aggregate formation and strength....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural essays] 1259 words
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Influences on Soil Nitrogen Mineralization: Implications for Soil Restoration and Revegetation - Influences on Soil Nitrogen Mineralization: Implications for Soil Restoration and Revegetation Introduction Nitrogen is a macronutrient essential to the growth of plants and is also one of the most deficient nutrients in most soils. Insufficient levels of available soil nitrogen limit microbial growth and decay and growth of the plants themselves. Because site disturbance adversely affects the flow of nitrogen through soil-plant-microbial systems, the re-establishment of the cycle of nitrogen flow in the soil is crucial to revegetation attempts....   [tags: Environment Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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The Effects of Secondary Soil Salinization - The Effects of Secondary Soil Salinization Introduction: Irrigation has been used as tool by humans for over 8000 years. Irrigation started in the Nile valley where humans attempted to modify the way that the river seasonally flooded their fields in order to make cropland more productive (van Schilfgaarde, 1994). From 1940 to 1989 the amount of land being irrigated around the world has increased at a rate of 2.7% per year. In 1940 there were 95 M ha in irrigation while by 1989 there were over 280 M ha (van Schilfgaarde, 1994)....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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Nitrogen and Irrigation on Coastal Plains Soils - Nitrogen and Irrigation on Coastal Plains Soils So why is it important to look at nitrogen in soils. First of all, it is a key element in organic molecules, so it is key to plant growth (Singer and Munns). Nitrogen is useful to plants in the form of nitrate because plants can take in nitrate and form organic molecules (Singer and Munns, 193). However, in soils, nitrogen in the form of nitrate (NO3) is considered a "mobile nutrient" which means that it can move easily through the soil to supply the needs of a plant (Singer and Munns, 221)....   [tags: Agricultural Agriculture Farming Essays]
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GMO Foods - GMO Foods A great deal of controversy has arisen with the advent of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), especially surrounding the production, sale, and consumption of genetically modified foods. Many people are concerned, if not convinced, that the consumption of GMO foods by human beings may pose serious health risks. The concern is centered around the notion that there could potentially be various different unforeseen consequences due to the consumption of GMO foods....   [tags: Science Agriculture Papers]
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America Needs to Use Less Chemicals - America Needs to Use Less Chemicals How would you like going to the grocery store and finding out that prices on your regular food items have increased sharply. How would society react to a giant inflation on goods that are needed most. Would poverty and starvation increase with such inflation. These are all questions that would have to be answered if farm chemicals were to be banned throughout the world. Banning farm chemicals, such as herbicides and pesticides, would in turn lower the yields farmers would receive from their crops....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Environmental Essays] 1478 words
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Irrigation as a Tool for Frost and Freeze Protection - Irrigation as a Tool for Frost and Freeze Protection For years now farmers and researchers have understood the value of applying water to crops during periods when the temperature drops below 32oF (0oC). The temperature of 32oF is the freezing point of water and is the temperature at which crops start to become damaged due to the formation of ice crystals in their tissue cells. The point that this starts to occur is considered the crops critical temperature. The critical temperature usually is slightly lower than the freezing point of water and depends on the duration at the temperature....   [tags: Agriculture Crops Farming Papers]
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Chemical Transport During Surface Irrigation - Chemical Transport During Surface Irrigation Surface irrigation, the most prominent method used for irrigating agricultural crops, is the flowing of water across the field surface. As the water flows, it infiltrates into the soil. The amount of water applied to the field is regulated by the length of time that the water is allowed to flow. Surface irrigation can be subdivided into following four types based the amount of water flow control; wild flooding, graded boarders, level boarders and furrow irrigation....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Papers]
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Surge Irrigation - Surge Irrigation Surface irrigation is not new technology, but through research and the incorporation of some inventive measures, advances in this area have provided the needed responses to make this type of irrigation increasingly appealing. Not only is water quality a major concern, but current farmers must now monitor water quality and provide adequate crop protection measures to insure a good yield. Water availability is affected by falling water tables, droughts and stressed by the increasing water demand of growing urban populations (Moody 1993)....   [tags: Technology Science Agriculture Essays]
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Farming - Farming "Beep , beep, beep, " the alarm clock sounded. "Shoot another day at work" I thought. It is 5:30 and time to head off to work. I go into the shoe room and throw on my once worn set of clothes, which consist of a tee-shirt, sweatshirt, long johns, pants, and some winter boots. I also grab a coat on the way out. I opened the door and the cold wintry blast hit my pale face. "Damn it's cold", I thought to myself. I trudged through the two feet of crusty snow and hop into my 87' Ram 50 pick-up truck....   [tags: Personal Narrative Agriculture Papers] 3087 words
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The Leaching Requirement During Irrigation - The Leaching Requirement During Irrigation The leaching of soluble salts from the plant rooting zone is a pivotal concern when irrigating cropland. Irrigation water is used to maintain crop productivity, so drought conditions need not occur to induce irrigation measures. Irrigation simply provides supplemental precipitation that may not be achieved through natural processes, i.e. rainfall. Basically, leaching is described as passing additional water through a medium to remove unwanted materials....   [tags: Soil Reclamation Agriculture Essays]
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Immigration into the USA - Immigration into the USA My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800’s or early 1900’s. I’m a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn’t know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840’s the tides of immigration were adding hundreds of thousands more....   [tags: Immigrants Agriculture Essays]
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Mexican Migrant Workers and Lynch Culture - Mexican Migrant Workers and Lynch Culture More than a million agricultural workers migrated to the United States in the early twentieth century. The majority of these persons found work on small family farms in California; the white owners of these farms welcomed cheap labor. Although most migrant workers in California today are of Mexican descent, they originally came from all over the world: East and West Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Latin America, along with Mexico. The shift to almost exclusively Mexican migrant workers in the early 1900s was intentional....   [tags: Mexico Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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The Failure of the North American Free Trade Agreement - The Failure of the North American Free Trade Agreement In December of 1992, Presidents Salinas (Mexico), Bush (U.S.) and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Mexican legislature ratified NAFTA in 1993 and the treaty went into effect on January 1, 1994, creating the largest free-trade zone in the world. NAFTA's promoters promised 200,000 new jobs per year for the U.S., higher wages in Mexico and a growing U.S. trade surplus with Mexico, environmental clean-up and improved health along the border....   [tags: Business Economics Agriculture Essays]
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Genetically Modified Crops - Genetically Modified Crops      Genetically modified food and agricultural biotechnology have generated a lot of interest and controversy in the United States worldwide. Some like the technology's benefits while others raise questions about environmental and food safety issues. Crop varieties developed by genetic engineering were first introduced for commercial production in 1996. Today, these crops are planted on more than 167 million acres worldwide. U.S. farmers are by far the largest producers of genetically modified (GM) crops (6)(8)....   [tags: Agriculture Science Scientific Essays]
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Should We Pay Farmers Not to Grow Crops? - Should We Pay Farmers Not to Grow Crops. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was established under the Conservation Title of the 1985 Food Security Act and is still in place today. This program which intended to assist with possible environmental problems is one that is beneficial to the farmers and our country's environment and therefore should stay in effect. However, it should be examined how this program is being conducted to ensure that the original objectives are being met today and with maximum efficiency....   [tags: Argumentative Agriculture Essays Papers]
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Global Positioning System: Decreasing Crop Chemical Application on with Technology - Decreasing Chemical Application with Technology Works Cited Not Included Many people may wonder why it is so important to decrease chemical application on the farm. When people go to the store they often do not think about what goes into the apple or piece of bread they eat. The more chemicals that farmers use on the crops that are sold to the general public increase the chance that those chemicals get into the food we eat. There are many ways that the government and farmers are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals they are using....   [tags: Environment Agriculture Biology Esays] 1006 words
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ITC eChoupal Initiative - The eChoupal has provided the services that increase efficiency of all stakeholders along the value chain. These services have been offered through the website, which encompasses the sense of "community". The website includes real-time weather information and forecasts; best practices of farming approaches; crop information; market information; panel-like experts on general questions and customized questions; and relevant news. The new services have completely reengineered the old supply chain, leading to significantly reduce inefficiencies that were evidenced in several interfaces along the chain....   [tags: Business Agriculture Industry] 1353 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Farm and Factory Jobs - Working on a farm or in a factory has both similarities and differences, but moving from a rural to a city job could be quite difficult. Farm and factory jobs are similar because they are dangerous and require intense physical labor. Both the farm and factory jobs have daily hazards. In 2009, farming continues to be the most dangerous job in the United States, due to the constant risk of animal stampedes or agricultural machinery accidents. In factories, like Grede Foundries, ear and eye protection against deafening crashes and flying sparks is required, as well as having all skin covered to prevent from hot metal burns....   [tags: Agriculture, compare contrast] 700 words
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Farming in 19th Century America - Evidently, during the 1870-1900 period, farmers expressed drastic discontent in which their attitudes and actions had a major impact on national politics. First and foremost, farmers began to feel that their lives were threatened by competition with railroads, monopolies, trusts, currency circulation shortage, and the desire for Mother Nature to destroy their crops. The majority of the people of America were slaves, and monopoly was the master (Document C). Monopolies were dictating the way the agricultural industry functioned as a whole....   [tags: Agriculture, American History] 992 words
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