The Fertile Crescent

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Agriculture is also known as farming. It is the producing of food, fiber, feed, and other goods from the growing and harvesting of plants and animals. Agriculture is used everywhere. We use agriculture products everyday starting with the clothes we dress in to the sheets we sleep in. When you think of agriculture, think of the 5 F's. Food, fabric, forestry, farming, and flowers is agriculture.

The Fertile Crescent is an area in Western Asia. The area consists in the regions of Mesopotamia and the Levant, confined by the Syrian Desert to the Anatolian of the north. The cradle of civilization is what this area is refereed to. The region is where the birthplace of the wheel and writing took place. The Fertile Crescent was formulated by James Henry Breasted who is an archaeologist from the University of Chicago. Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestine territories all have territory within the Fertile Crescent. The southeastern end of Turkey and western part of Iran is also included.

The Fertile Crescent Information on the history of the Fertile Crescent.

Evidence states that irrigation was started in Egypt and Mesopotamia starting in the 6th millennium BC. In Persia, the oldest method of irrigation is still being used called the Qantas. The irrigation process started with digging and repairing the canals. This helped when the Nile River was high. Dikes were on the land resembling a checkerboard. Unexpected problems occurred with the high flows of water. The dikes were washed away. When the waters were low, the land dried up.

Irrigation Development and Expansion Information guidelines, methods, and strategies for irrigation expansion.

The Neolithic era is refereed to as the “New Stone Age”. It came aft...

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...ero were playing golf together when they brought the idea up. The Hybrid was bred to improve the results of planting. It is used in agriculture and home gardening. The Hybrid seed gives greater form, and color to the plants. The Hybrid seed has contributed in the increased agriculture output in the last half of the 20th century.

Hybrid Seeds Information on Hybrid seeds and how they help agriculture.

History and Context Definition of Pesticide Information on the future of pesticides in US agriculture.

The time line of agriculture has played a huge role in developing human civilization. The majority of the human population has worked in agriculture. The techniques have developed through the years which has produced an agriculture revolution.

A History of American Agriculture A time line of the developments and history of agriculture.

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