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The science of taming the land to grow crops and raise animals for food, clothing or other products.


the cultivation of the soil for any aspect of farming or horticulture.
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Visible to near-infrared hyperspectral camera, Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, Washington State University.
The inevitable crisis stemmed from the confluence of three key factors: ever increasing energy demands, increasingly limited water resources, and climate change, said Tony Bywater, Lincoln University Professor of Agricultural Systems.
The first scholarship was awarded this month to University of Missouri student Dexter Barmann, a junior from Maryville, Missouri, majoring in Agricultural Systems Management.
Numerous opportunities exist for intensifying agricultural systems across the continent, and recent production successes using improved varieties of cassava, rice, and hybrid maize show that there are effective technologies that can be put to use while new R&D continues.
The massive application of chemicals affected agricultural systems and the health of the farmers and their families, said the expert, who noted that Cuban workers are carrying out training and advising initiatives at Venezuelan farms in an effort to pave the way for the introduction o f new technology that favours the protection of the soils and the environment.
This can be prevented by working with Sahel countries and international partners to put in place sound agricultural systems to prevent future crisis.
The new postgraduate course in food security is expected to attract students from India and central and southern Africa wanting an insight into sustainable food production, food management, agricultural systems, climate chance, the environment and the law.
Al Harbi will speak about sustainable agricultural systems in the GCC at the Agribusiness Outlook Forum -- a feature of AGRA Middle East, the leading agribusiness trade event in the region, taking place from April 2 to 4 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Director of General Department for Agricultural Research and Development Dr Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser al Thani said the exhibition will showcase state-of-the-art agricultural systems such as modern irrigation, poultry production and food industries equipment; food stuff handling and packaging, fish nurseries, water treatment and management systems, garden equipment, flowers and decorative plants, insecticides and methods of controlling pests and insects.
He also was the Deputy Administrator of the ARS Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems programs, and retired in 2005.
McMaster is an agronomist at the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colorado.
We suspected that ants and termites may be a useful management tool for farmers, based on previous knowledge gained from studies in natural ecosystems, but we were very surprised by the large size of their influence in agricultural systems," he said.

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