History of Farming: Current Day Implications & Needed Changes

Farming is a symbol of humanity‚Äôs dominance over animals and plants to provide sustenance for survival. Early Neolithic peoples practiced agriculture as early as 20,000 BC, marking perhaps one of the most critical turning points in civilization. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the way farming is practiced, but at its core is […]

Farming Techniques: Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management is a holistic, broad-based approach for managing pests. The goal of IPM is to keep the population density of pests at the lowest possible level to prevent damage to crops without completely eradicating them. Additionally, IPM strives to maintain healthy crops without disrupting the ecosystems in agricultural land using natural pest control […]

Farming Techniques: No-Till Agriculture

No-till agriculture, also called no-till farming, zero tillage, or direct drilling, is a method of traditional agriculture that focusing on growing crops season to season without disturbing the soil by tilling. When farmers use the no-till technique, they increase the amount of water that goes into the ground, retaining and cycling organic matter and nutrients. […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Farming

In 2016, the EPA estimated that U.S. agriculture contributed nearly $330 billion in revenue to the economy[1]. However, as the climate continues to change and become more unpredictable, coupled with the global concerns of a growing population, farmers will face difficulty keeping up with the demand for agricultural products in the coming years. One method […]