Pesticides in Farming: Current Day Implications & Needed Changes

Pesticides is an umbrella term for a multitude of chemicals like herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides that helps farmers control pests and weeds. In agriculture, herbicides make up 80% of all pesticide use. Pesticides allow farmers to protect their crops from pests that could potentially carry diseases. However, these chemicals also have many disadvantages as they …

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Aeroponics 101

Aeroponics is one of the newest methods of growing plants, and it is perfect for small spaces. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast at home or at a large company, aeroponics is a surefire method to grow a variety of crops that are consistent in both quality and yield. Recently, NASA reported that aeroponics, especially Fogponics …

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Hydroponics 101

Hydroponics is an innovative method of farming that involves growing plants without the use of soil. It is applicable in cities, rural areas, and anywhere in between. While some setups can be quite large, smaller, personal kits are available for those who want to try their hand in growing vegetables of their own. Hydroponics is …

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Impacts of Fertilizers and Pesticides in Traditional Farming

Traditional farming is gradually shifting from conventional methods to incorporate environmentally conscious tactics that also produce safer products for consumers. However, there are still several parts of this practice that many farmers deem necessary. One of these is the continued use of fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals which have some of the most far-reaching damaging …

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Innovative Farming Technology: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Controlled environment agriculture, or CEA, is an innovative farming method that applies technology toward food production. CEA intends to provide the most protection and offer the best growing conditions for plants from planting to harvest. Growing in greenhouses or other enclosed structures makes it ideal for urban farming and using abandoned buildings as grow houses.[1] …

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