Botany, Plant Science and Agriculture - Agricultural Sciences
The cultivation of plants and livestock is termed as agriculture. It primarily deals with the utilization of natural resources to produce commodities which maintain life. This includes the production of food, fiber, forest products, horticultural crops, and their related services. Agriculture involves soil, growing crops and raising livestock. It also includes the preparation of plant and animal products which are to be used by the people. There are various agricultural techniques around the world such as shifting cultivation, intercropping, monoculture, etc. Their use depends on various factors such as climate, terrain, traditions and available technology. Low-technology farming is concerned with permanent crops, i.e., food grown on land that is not replanted after each harvest. Citrus trees and coffee plants are popular examples of permanent crops. Higher-technology farming focuses on crop rotation that requires knowledge of farmable land. It is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles in the field of agriculture. The book studies, analyses and uphold the pillars of agriculture and its utmost significance in modern times. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.