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The science of soil cultivation, crop production, and livestock raising.
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if organic farming were to be implemented 100%, what is its capacity in feeding the global population?
Cherish your insights.
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It can feed the present population with ease.
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Does an usefull insect-friendly plant protection pesticide exist? Or is the only insect-friendly alternative organic farming?
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All countries of the world do not produce as much agricultural goods as they consume, specifically food items. What can happen with such countries if due to any reason, surplus agricultural goods producing countries stop the supply of their products to them. Argument based answer would be helpful to understand the issue under consideration.
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There may be a temporary blip, but then things will stabilize. As much as consumers need agricultural produce, consumers need markets for what they produce.
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Extension agencies are advocating a farmer to produce and sell his farm produce at his own level. Is it possible? Or some one else should purchase from him and sell.
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Depending on the volume and value. Some Grape and Mango farmers have developed their own brands and doing direct to consumer sales.
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searching for an open source free of charge source for the disruptive global basic food supply on basics like rice, potatos, wheat etc. worldwide in real-time with forward outlook, given the weather conditions.
This should be publicly openly available and is not really covered by nationally organized press clusters worldwide, and global coverage companies charge fees. Can you recommend a real-time, forward-looking, comprehensive, conclusive, unbiased, and independent source? Cherish your feedback.
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free cheese is in a mousetrap only...
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How can the pro-environmental transformation of agriculture be accelerated?
Agriculture is likely to change significantly in the future. Key determinants of agricultural change include factors such as climate change, including the progressive process of global warming. On the one hand, the main negative effects of the progressive global warming process include increasingly frequent and severe periods of heat and drought. In addition, by the end of this 21st century, all glaciers will have melted, water levels in the seas and oceans will have risen, and areas of arable land will have declined. On the other hand, in order to slow down the progressive process of global warming, it is necessary to urgently reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2 and methane. Climate change will cause a reduction in the scale of agricultural crop production. In order to feed the population, it will therefore be necessary to change dietary habits by switching agricultural crops to the production of plant-based agricultural crops to produce food primarily for humans rather than livestock. At present, globally, three quarters of arable land is used for the production of arable crops, from which fodder is produced to feed reared livestock. In addition to this, due to increasing global warming processes, it will be necessary to develop new crop varieties that are resistant to various biotic (viral, bacterial, fungal diseases, pests, etc.) and abiotic (droughts, heat, floods and other effects of climate change) negative environmental factors. In addition to this, the importance of achieving sustainability goals in agriculture will increase in the future. The generation of energy used in agriculture from renewable and emission-free energy sources will increase in importance. Consequently, environmentally neutral, emission-free, sustainable organic farming based mainly on crop production using new crop varieties that are resistant to progressive climate change and its effects will be developed in the future.
In view of the above, the following questions are becoming increasingly topical:
How should sustainable organic farming be developed?
How should sustainable, pro-environmental organic farming be developed?
How should environmentally neutral, emission-free, sustainable organic farming be developed?
What kind of agriculture should be developed to save humanity from a food crisis?
What type of agriculture should be developed to be environmentally neutral, meet sustainability goals, be resilient to climate change and provide food for people?
Is a combination of pro-environmental, sustainable organic agriculture and the development of new climate-resilient crop varieties the best solution?
How can the pro-environmental transformation of agriculture be accelerated?
What do you think about this?
What is your opinion on this topic?
Please reply,
I invite you all to discuss,
Thank you very much,
Greetings,
Dariusz
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Revered Professor Dr.Dariusz Prokopowicz,
It is very critical question to everyone to answer because the issues of Climate Change has becoming vigorous in some countries.
The future agriculture will be balanced by the potential areas will have good organic cultivation than harsh, harmful negative effects of the climate change in some countries.
The issues of the climate change may not be global problem right now but it could be one of the major problems in the 22nd century.
Most of the developing countries farmers are becoming vulnerable to manage their cultivation process due to the effect of climate change now a day.
Melting the ices and increasing the sea level and dislocation water bodies, animals are another threatening factor to deeply think about the issues of climate change.
Unless or otherwise any serious effective measures are to be taken against the climate change at global level that could be major problem which will teach a big lesson to the world of human beings in the future.
Prevention is better than cure. It is not only the Researchers, development practitioners worry but also the stakeholders have to think about it in the household level.
The developed countries have to think twice about this climate change issue than others. The agriculture may affect directly due to the effect of the climate change in the future definitely.
The alternatives like Precision agriculture, organic agriculture and conservative agriculture could support the farmers households somehow better than worse.
All these soil and water conservation measures could be implemented with serious watershed management approach and structures among the farming community but the main thing is to control the developed countries interventions on producing carbon CFC more than others.
The objectives of the capitalist countries have to achieve the target if producing the Refrigerators and Air conditioner without thinking the catastrophe of the humans and earth.
This is very pathetic condition to overcome the climate change issue successfully. It needs the collective efforts and thinking to stop against the climate change at macro level.
Agriculture will become question mark to produce the food for consumption. It is difficult to balance the food shortage among the countries in the future.
Agriculture sustainability in terms of foods that will be good sign of economic progress if any countries. Russia is the best example failed to concentrate on agriculture production and how the people managing for their consumption of food.
Sustainable agricultural development and reduce the effect of the climate change as the one if the SDGs 2030 but the serious measures have to be taken against the issue of climate change at global level.
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Can anyone help me out to know the Indian companies which can take agricultural land on lease for solar farming by means of ground mounted solar panels? I want to lease my agricultural land for solar farming which is located in Maharashtra state in India. Please suggest me the name of the companies who can help me out in this regard.
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I have 8.5 Hector in Osmanabad district (Tq. Kallam) near about 2.5 KM from MSEB Station.
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What is the best IoT platform you are using for your agriculture project to control some parameters?
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Pls refer to the following article to know more about the trending featurs of IoT in waste management:
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Excessive use of chemicals in agriculture results in contamination of products with high levels of chemical residues.
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The numerous negative health effects that have been associated with chemical pesticides include, among other effects, dermatological, gastrointestinal, neurological, carcinogenic, respiratory, reproductive, and endocrine effects. Chemical fertilizer overuse can contribute to soil acidification and soil crust, thereby reducing the content of organic matter, humus content, beneficial species, stunting plant growth, altering the pH of the soil, growing pests, and even leading to the release of greenhouse gases. Farmers in developing countries are experiencing, either short-term or long-term, health effects from exposures to agricultural chemicals, including severe symptoms (e.g. headaches, skin rashes, eye irritations) and some chronic effects (e.g. cancer, endocrine disruption, birth defects).
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Agriculture is known to provide various innovations from time -to -time , but in the process , we sometimes land in no man's land, and often try to take agriculture to backfoot so miserably in mad rush for improvement . Like that , there is one concept called Zero Budget Natural Farming , dont know , what is the base to advocate this concept, often under the garb of Organic Farming , though both are quite different concepts and work on entirely different premises. Here are some clarifications requested to our collagues for their responses :
* What is the working premise of zero budget natural farming ?
* What is the need of advocating such concept of farming amidst conventional farming?
* Are we not in a position to sustain the current trend of sustainability agriculture and need to bring such concept having hardly any scientific base?
* Has this concept been ever evaluated in a scientific and time frame manner?
* How do you see the future of zero budget farming ?
* Can it be conceptually sustainable?
Like that , you go on adding .....
Your repsonses, please....
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Zero-budget natural farming (ZBNF), popularised by Maharashtrian agriculturist and Padma Shri recipient Subhash Palekar, refers to the process of raising crops without using chemical fertilisers and pesticides or any other external materials.
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Can I just get some soil sample, add water, centrifuge and measure the pH?
How do people involved in agriculture and planting do to get the best pH? And, how can I correct it?
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Acidity of soil can be reduced by incorporating slaked lime and alkalinity can be reduced by treating with Gypsum.
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Do humans who eat food prepared in a restaurant face a higher risk of contracting an illness than those who eat packaged food?
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Thanks for nice question and very well answered by Prof Barbara, would like to add that : Food can be contaminated when it is handled, stored or prepared incorrectly!, Care in processing, transport, storage, preparing and serving of food is necessary to reduce the risk of contamination. The holistic approach of your question should be investigated in each country due to their own conditions probably.
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Dear RG members, I am aware about negative impact of hailstorm on agriculture. If anybody has any reference or experience on utility of hailstorm in agriculture field. please share here .
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I am working on a study to evaluate the content radioactive isotopes in agricultural soil. I have the concentrations of Th232, U238, Cs137 and K40 and I want to know if the concentration is harmful for crops and humans or not.
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For example, research studies concerning part-time farming were famous in 1980s and 90s. Then, this trend was faded and not many recent research studies are found.
Are the research studies in social science influenced by the topics of political importance?
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The reasons include:
changes in the data collection method
changes in government motives
A development in science and technology
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In recent years, data science has emerged as a promising interdisciplinary subject, and helped understand and analyze actual phenomena with data in multiple areas. The availability and interpretation of large size data that is a vital tool for many businesses and companies has changed business models, and led to creation of new data-driven businesses.
In agriculture including crop improvement programs, both short and long term experiments are conducted, and big size data is generated. However, deep data mining, meaningful interpretation, deeper extraction of knowledge and learning from data sets are more often missing. Whether application of data science is also vital in agriculture including crop improvement for understanding and analyzing the actual phenomena and extracting deeper knowledge??
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Dear Dr Jaydip Datta I acknowledge your assertion. Thank you for your interest.
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Dear all,
The recent studies (including ours: https://1url.cz/rKhj9, https://1url.cz/WKhj8 and https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.36573.13288) highlight the importance of small farms and poultry yards (especially hens) as an important foraging site for some granivorous birds inhabiting countryside settlements. On the other hand, there are (anecdotal) observations of hens attacking and killing small passerines. Additionally, I expect competition for invertebrates, attracted to poultry-yard but eaten by hens, thus unavailable for wild birds.
I´m wondering if there is some published or even unpublished work/paper/observation of this interaction or other negative impacts of hens and poultry yards on wild birds.
Thank you.
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Suggestion: I do recommend to pay attention to the observations of zoos, where there is a search for food in their exhibitions (of presented birds, or other farmed species) by not only wild birds but also other wild animal species. I assume some experience and knowledge about interesting interactions in this area. - Pozdravujem, Miroslav
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I want to plan a research work on estimation of methane from crossbred cattle under organised farm with normal diet. Please suggest appropriate method
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Also, kindly check the attached pdf:
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I am trying to design an agricultural and horticultural calendar for Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam, India. What are the steps that I should begin with?
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farmers ,agricultural sectors workers are always ignored ,although we are only because of them,what the reason behind this .....................
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Which agricultural strategies were sustainable, both environmentally and economically, over the long term, and why?
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Farmers, advisors and policymakers are faced with complex choices. They are faced with a wide range of technologies that are either available or under development; they must deal with the uncertainties of both the effects these new technologies will have throughout the agri-food chain and the impact that a whole range of policies will have on the sustainability of farming systems. In addition, there is increasing pressure on agricultural research and advisory budgets that must be accommodated.
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I am working on classification of soils in agriculture fields. I am looking for the soil images data set to classify.
Could someone please suggest me where to find these data sets.
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You can find data in most soil survey and classification research. If you want to classify those soils, look for them in published research
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First of all there are a lot of statements describing the effect of climate change on agriculture like:
But it seems that agricultural as performed in today's manner change the landscape into a form which is unfavorable to act as an ecological balance factor.
See:
What is your opinion?
Justify your stand with convincing logic and scientific literature.
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Please see this review article of mine relating to horticulture crops and climate change
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Could an extender for semen cryopreservation be completely organic, owing to the growing interest for organic agriculture and safety concerns?
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That's where we are now, some researches I personally conducted only showed 50% of the organic based diluent can replace the conventional semen extender, though more works are currently ongoing
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Drones can also identify drier regions in a field and measures can then be taken to irrigate such regions with better techniques. Precision agriculture provides farmers with such concrete information that enables them to take informed decisions and utilize their resources more efficiently. Kindly give your valuable suggestions....!!!
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Drones have revolutionized agriculture by offering farmers major cost savings, enhanced efficiency, and more profitability. By quickly surveying vast stretches of farmland, drones can map the property, report on crop health, improve spraying accuracy, monitor livestock and irrigation systems, and more.
With drone technology, farmers can get aerial views of their crop fields, or even hone-in on a specific area, to collect data almost instantly about field conditions. Drones collect precise data that help farmers make long-term decisions about replanting, ground mapping, damage control and more.
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Agricultural extension is the use of modern communication techniques instead of traditional agricultural extension
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It is way toward Future.
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We work in groundwater dependent region. Agriculture has been the largest consumer of the groundwater. In order to manage the groundwater, we have to manage agricultural groundwater use. In order to manage agricultural groundwater use, we have to monitor the cropping pattern in the village. What is the most accurate and cost effective method to find out the village level cropping pattern (season wise acreage of each crop grown)?
Does remote sensing provide any solution?
Is physical survey the feasible solution? Or is there any other solution?
If you have conducted any such study, please share the publication.
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Land use Land cover mapping using ARC GIS or ERDAS software is the best method for monitoring of agricultural crops. As well as google earth is the best option for monitoring the crops on spatial manner.
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70 percent intensified production of agricultural products is absorbed by the production of livestock, above all for the purpose of meat production.
If this production would be burdened with the costs of neutralization of harmful, negative effects of environmental pollution and greenhouse gas emissions generated by intensified meat production, then a correspondingly higher meat price would take into account the costs of repairing the mentioned negative externalities.
Then, a drop in meat consumption would generate a drop in the intensification of agricultural production. At that time, most of the agriculture could switch from intensified, productive agriculture to organic farming.
Generally healthier agricultural produce would be produced with a much smaller amount of applied chemistry, and overproduction of agricultural produce could be redirected to the poorest countries to eliminate the problem of hunger in Africa.
Do you agree with my opinion?
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Best wishes
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Dear Nesrein M Hashem.
Thanks for your comment on the various aspects of agricultural production. You added a new perspective on the issue of sustainable agriculture to our discussion.
Thank you, Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Is technological progress in agriculture based on the application of scientific discoveries in the field of biotechnology, genetics, automation and robotics of field works, implementation of biodiversity principles and the creation of resistant to fungal, viral, bacterial and other cultivar diseases, etc. with the elimination of the use of chemical plant protection products will enable in the 21st century the development of sustainable environment-friendly agriculture, ie the kind of agriculture thanks to which healthy vegetables, fruits, grains free from pesticides and other chemical plant protection products and organic farming, ie non-polluting, are produced?
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I think that technological progress in agriculture will enable the development of sustainable environment-friendly agriculture.
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  1. Agriculture
  2. Plant health management
  3. Artificial intelligence in agriculture
  4. Sensors in agriculture
  5. Nano-drug delivery
  6. Nano-food and nutritional systems
  7. Other interdisciplinary topics
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Hello,
Please see the attachment of upcoming nanotechnology workshops.
Interested researchers in RGs requested to register and join the sessions.
Thank you and Regards
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Hello, I have yield data with coordinates and I would like to create a management zone map and plot it as well.
Thank you very much!
Martin Mittermayer
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I will following your work and learn from you.
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In his paper, Giller (2013) discusses the term "farming systems" and supports that "even the wealth of literature on farming systems research fails to give a clear definition". He concludes that "At the end of this analysis I have still failed to find a good definition of farming systems. I’m still searching!".
Well, I am also still searching for a widely accepted and good definition of a farming system.
How would you define a farming system?
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Giller, K.E. 2013. Can We Define the Term ‘Farming Systems’? A Question of Scale. Outlook on Agriculture, 42, 149–153.
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Farming system defined as 'Raising of crop along with allied enterprises that have complementary relationship and sustainable basis production system with least damage to ecosystem and provide livelihood security to the peoples'.
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What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of Importance of agriculture in the context of the ongoing global warming process?
Please, provide your suggestions for a question, problem or research thesis in the issues: Importance of agriculture in the context of the ongoing global warming process.
Please reply.
I invite you to the discussion
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Global warming-a new global challenge in front of agricultural scientists, affecting almost all the climatic parameters involving air temperature and rainfall intensity and distributions....Saini, J., & Bhatt, R. (2020). Global Warming-Causes, Impacts and Mitigation Strategies in Agriculture. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 93-107.
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Dear all, I am developing activated carbon from agricultural waste. I am facing problem in its washing. I used to wash my materials until the pH becomes neutral with distilled water, but it is taking more than 2 weeks to be neutral. Please suggest me,How can I wash activated carbon with less consumption of time.
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Please i need help with an access to the pesticide data base by the Agriculture & Environment Research Unit
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Agricultural extension has been the main source of information for small scale farmers but it has been faced with setbacks mainly due to past top down extension approaches and lack of adequate resources for field extension agents at the ground level. The extension system does not have updated and a modern mechanism to acquire and deliver information to farmers before it becomes obsolete.
So, Is it possible to integrate ICT in agricultural extension to enable producers, extension providers and other stakeholders to access updated information and become competitive.
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ICT in agricultural marketing during Covid 19 - would be interesting to explore. Many urban consumers has shifted to digital platform. I am eagerly waiting for a research on this.
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As the land availability for conventional farming is decreasing, what percentage of worldwide farming is being done through soilless route (including hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics)?
Any literature highlighting the same will be helpful please.
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Thank you for sharing this question
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How will agriculture look in the future? It seems that precision agriculture is gaining importance very quickly, especially in large-scale production. For example, the use of satellite images, remote sensing, drones, automated tractors, etc. is that the dominant trend in agriculture? Should we include these topics in the professional education? I would like to know your opinion or experience, thank you.
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Great thanks Dr Juan Carlos Torrico for this topic discussion.
Precision Agriculture (which means intervening at the right time and in the best place with the right dose) is becoming more and more important in the world not only in developed countries but also in developing countries in which it arouses interest.
Precision Agriculture, which is based on high technology, certainly has its advantages in increasing yields both in cultivated plants and in animals, especially on large farms. Thanks to drones and sensors in the field, several factors are controlled such as irrigation and fertilization. In animals and thanks to digital technology, it is possible to monitor the health and growth of livestock.
So as the name suggests, it's all about being precise about spacial location of information and thus producing more while applying less inputs and energy.
Many advantages of course, but some specialists emphasize the importance or even the necessity of the quality of the input data because the latter will necessarily impact the quality of the final decision. On the other hand, according to some specialists, because of all data is tainted with uncertainty it is that it is essential to be able to measure and quantify this uncertainty and also take it into account in the final decision / application.
Thus, it turns out that, precision agriculture requires learning new technological and environmental skills as well as managerial skills. Therefore, it is important to incorporate it into training systems for a good mastery of all its tools.
Finally, precision agriculture could be useful for the future and for the sustainability of agricultural production if it is done while respecting Diversity and protecting the Soil and the Environment. However and particularly in countries newly concerned by this type of agriculture, it is necessary before its implementation to take preliminary studies to assess its benefits and impacts on the environment and to decide on the locations of its implementation as well as the identification of the types of farms as well as the sensitization of farmers for this type of agriculture but also the estimate of its costs. In addition, its success also requires knowledge and permanent supervision by agricultural advisory services.
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As we know COVID-19 caused many negative effects on the agricultural producers' in both of the inputs and outputs sides. Which simultaneously effected the food supply chain, food prices, food availability, and food security.
These effects are different between the countries and nations, because of many things.
According to your country situation, Please share "What are the negative effects of COVID-19 on the agricultural sector and food supply chain in your country?" in addition to "What is the response of the agricultural policy-maker did to overcome or reduce these negative effects on the agricultural sector and farmers? ".
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Vaccines are currently the only way to limit the infection. But there are too many negative opinions against vaccines. Even people without primary education express opinions (negative), people who do not understand anything but are "against" and write "competently" on social networks. False "facts" are written. Fake news is the main reason why society has not yet dealt with the epidemic. This prevents all of humanity from solving this serious problem.
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I want to analyse of agricultural extension activities of wheat in Iran.
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please, i am working on the use of GIS and GPS in agriculture. What is the best anayltical tool to use . I am using a qualitative and quantitative method.
I look forward to getting your suggestions.
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Agriculture is the major contributor to the national economy, livelihood and employment since long. However, despite the priority in the national policies, the growth of the agriculture sector is merely around 3% that is not able to contend increasing population growth.
I would love to know- What are the challenges and problems?
Can agriculture still lead the national economy?
Why many national policies and agricultural policies could not help farmers and the agriculture sector?
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As per the agricultural sector concern not only the Nepal but all the other economies around the globe feel slowdown which may be related to pandemic outbreak coupled with other regional factors. but if we look into deep all the countries where agriculture is a major contributor seems poor and less developed compared to one those depend on service or industrial sector. The main reason agriculture is monsoon dependent, fluctuation in market price and consumer preferences severely also paly major role which are hard to manage.
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UAS is the emerging technology in the field of agriculture for precision application of inputs to enhance the crop productivity. Mostly, researcher are using UAS for spraying practices but how can we use UAS for accurate application of water in field.
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How UAV technology can provide agriculture related problem solutions?
How it can help the farmer to increase the crop productivity, especially in developing countries? Because farmer is illiterate and have no knowledge to use advanced technologies?
Reply with logic ?
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We will be using the EGM-5 portable CO2 analyzer to make measurements once a week in three treatments. I am wondering what time of day is commonly used in agricultural soils in temperate regions... we are in New Brunswick, Canada.
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Bryan
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Dear Carolyn-Monika Görres, your strategy seems to be good. Thanks.
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I´ve been looking at these 2 drugs with very similar structures and for some reason Sulfadimidine is widely used to treat infections in intensive farming, whereas it doesnt seem to be the case for Sulfamerazine.
The information I´ve found online suggests both drugs share the same mechanism and also share the same secondary effects.
I´m confused as to why I have not been able to find productors of sulfamerazine.
Any information regarding the differences between these two drugs is appreciated!
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We aim to Measuring Transaction Costs (Ex Ante and Ex Post) in contractual relationship. While there exist various accepted methods for estimating these costs, what is the best method for measuring transaction costs in the case of contract farming? We will really appreciate if you can provide us some literature or provide some suggestions on Methodology for Measuring Transaction Costs : methods to estimate true costs ?
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Interested to know about any recent research/white paper on Indian Hydroponic Farming industry.
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Pre-emergent herbicides kill weeds before emergence from soil whereas Post-emergent ones eradicate weeds that have already emerged from soil.
What is better herbicide to use? pre-emergent or post-emergent herbicide?
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Food security issues, organic farming, land degradation, soil infertility and water exhaustive crops, sustainable agriculture has become buzz words these days. The problem associated to green has negative impact on the ecosystem services of natural resources. Will the new policies on agriculture will fix the issue?
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India is a big and great country. It faces two great challenges. If you confront them wisely, it will achieve progress in all economic fields, including agriculture.
The first challenge is societal cohesion and peaceful coexistence between the components of the Indian people (especially Muslims and Hindus)
The second challenge is to manage its relationship with China, India and America
I am from Iraq and we have a huge stockpile of oil, but we suffer from the challenges that I mentioned earlier, and because of the failed policy, we are in retreat in all levels, including agriculture.
I wish all countries progress
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Hello all,
What recommendations do you have of books providing a strong survey of key issues impacting international agricultural development? I'm especially looking for something with a strong global outlook (many resources I'm finding are very USA-centric)? I have previously used Gordon Conway's One Billion Hungry, however, published in 2012, it is starting to show its age. What would you recommend?
Thanks,
Noel
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You can visit the FAO library
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In such cases, what is the validity of doing research on ancient agricultural practices like mixed cropping, natural farming etc?
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Modern high-yield farming lowered the amount of greenhouse gases pumped into the Earth's atmosphere toward the end of the 20th Century by a massive amount, according to a surprising study from researchers at Stanford University.
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Ozone used for insects, viruses, and other pests in agriculture
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Very pertinent question. Kindly visit the following article, it may be useful to you
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Please provide your opinion on vertical farming. Is it the future of agriculture? If yes, where is it most promising (areas, countries cities etc.)?
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It is a great idea for Japan that has a land shortage. But, what about many countries, like Sudan that have a wide area and the people don't have enough food!
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For soil condition analysis it way is good like GIS ,remote sensing and IOT but for crop recommendation it will be better to see all factors their genetical and environmental acceptance and local cultivar and their improved verities will be good for than site specific research recommendation will be good.
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  • At present central government making the policy and forecasting for doubling the farmers' income, and on the other hand here working a no of research institutions in India and abroad for long time for different technological intervention. Then, how could we may come in conclusion not in the debate, but in focus manner how we can help and prove our scientific guidance in reality to help farming and improve the farmers' income with policy change as well as technological adoption in the right direction with respect to Indian farming scenario .
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Self- reliance and proper knowledge on productivity.
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Dear Colleague,
We hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe under these unprecedented circumstances. We are sure we all can fight this together and get back to our normal life soon.
Over the past few months, Dr. Singh and I have been working with Remote Sensing Journal ( Impact Factor: 4.118 (2018)) on a special issue entitled “Remote Sensing for Water Resources Assessment in Agriculture”.
We are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. This Special Issue invites high-quality and innovative scientific articles, which include innovative and cutting-edge research on the application of remote sensing techniques and data from any platform to the study of critical water-related issues in agriculture.
We personally invite you to contribute to this special issue. We hope you can contribute. For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:
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Therefore, we cordially invite you to contribute original papers or review articles, if your area of interest lies towards the following topics or similar:
*Water resource assessment in agriculture;
*Role of satellite-based soil moisture in agriculture;
*Remote sensing and agricultural drought;
*Impact of agriculture on water quality;
*Hydrologic modeling and remote sensing to agricultural water resource management;
*Ground sensing and remote sensing of evapotranspiration;
*Precision agriculture;
*Computer application in agriculture;
*Big data analytics in agriculture;
*Multi- to hyperspectral sensing in agriculture;
*Impact of climate change on agriculture;
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Dear professor Ram L. Ray,
Many thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Mirzohid Koriyev.
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What is the impact of COVID 19 on agriculture sector?
What is the role of agriculturist & Agricultural scientists?
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Small farm and different parameters to be recorded and problems
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Soil organic Carbon, Microbial population and diversity are the most important parameters for considering soil health.
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Natural farming is a way to a healthier lifestyle and it has been implemented on some parts of the world. The fact is that implementing this technique can be of a constraint measures which required depth of knowledge in understanding natural farming and why it has not yet been implemented.
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Thanks Farhad Khorsandi for awaring us of this important information. This is also what comes across my mind regarding the question here???
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Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented and deleterious effects on food production. The impact can be ascertained in terms of shortage in food supply, demand for semi-perishable food items especially during lock-down, food inflation, reverse migration of rural laborers etc. However, the long-run effects of the pandemic on any agrarian economy, especially emerging economies is highly uncertain. In the context, what kind of data and methodology (econometric) can be utilized to track the short-run and long-run impact on the agriculture sector? Any sample papers using econometric approaches to quantify the impact will be highly appreciated.
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Please read our recent manuscript on the effects of Covid-19 on food, agriculture, and economy
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To feed the burgeoning populations all over the world, we are striving to produce ever-bigger harvests with every passing year. In this process, increasing amounts of nutrients are being exported from agricultural soils. The big challenge ahead is how to maintain, rather enhance the fertility of our soils. How can we address this issue?
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To my mind, we need to follow all the possible practices that nutrient reserves of the soil are maintained. In other words, we need to maintain health of the soil. Most important aspect of soil health is soil organic matter content. If we are able to follow all those management practices which do not lead to loss of soil organic matter, I believe 50% of the job is done. Majority of nutrients such as nitrogen are preserved in the soil as soil organic matter. Nutrients like P and K need to returned to the soil as fertilizers to maintain the soil reserves. To maintain soil organic matter in the soil, we need to follow practices such as using integrated nutrient management based on organic manures and inorganic fertilizers, returning crop residues to the soil, practising minimum tillage (because tillage is one of the main culprits for loss of soil organic matter), and avoid indiscriminate use of fertilizers, particularly N. When fertilizer N is applied more than required, it leads to loss of soil organic matter and soil health. Practices such as site-specific nutrient management or any other algorithm to apply fertilizers as per need of the crop can be very helpful. Major aim should be not to apply fertilizers more than required to achieve optimum yield levels.
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Our contemporary world is moving towards an uncertain food insecure period and an invisible famine is rather approaching towards us to grasp the lives. So, how this problem of food insecurity could be solved? Is organic farming the only solution?
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Regenerative agriculture is the solution.
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The coronavirus pandemic with its restrictive containment measures has forced some sectors to be more self-sufficient, less dependent on the outside world. Agricultural systems dependent on inputs from outside have been less resilient. This situation has demonstrated the fragility of large-scale agriculture based on external inputs.
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One of the most important problems is the provisioning of inputs. Accompanied by the loss of mobility. Local sourcing, and seed production, as well as reducing dependence on external inputs could help significantly.
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More I am reading, more I am getting confused to define Soil Health ? So, What is Soil Health? And How you can categorize or classify lands based on soil health? Can you define soil health in quantity or index, lets say field A has soil health 6 and it can sustain for next 6 years or field B has soil health 4 and it will sustain next 4 years? What score is good or what score is bad and how to get the score?
So, How to define soil health and use it in classifying particular farm land ? How we can use soil health to define sustainability or vitality of a cropping land to host or sustain the ecosystem for year after year?
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Soil health, refer to quality of the soil, can be defined as the 'capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans'. This says about the importance of soils and should be sustainable for future generations.
Important quality of the soil is fertility.
The soil fauna such as earthworms, microbes etc. increase the fertility of the soils as well as indicators of the fertile soil. Both increase the aeration.
It cannot be estimated by number. Only pH of the soil can be indicate by the number.
Check the links you get useful information.
Soil health
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List of readings on soil healt
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I want to know how it is affecting agriculture around the globe. Because its a platform in which people from different parts of the world unites.
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Agriculture has overall benefited as can be seen from better price realization on most commodities. Logistical challenges have been largely addressed, through income compression of consumers has had some impact.
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I try to build a theoretical model to support my empirical analysis.
I have 3 industries (let's say, agriculture, manufacture, service). The objective function for each industry is a CES function of capital and labour.
What I want to do is to derive a relationship between the growth rate of productivity and labour. From other articles I know that under general equilibrium, capital-labour ratio must be equal across all industries (and did not give explanations). Using this assumption, I can obtain my results.
However, some people asked me why is that? That is to say, i.e. what if the capital-labour ratio in manufacture is larger than that in agriculture?
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The gap will depend on the marginal rate of substitution of the factors involved. General equilibrium is pareto optimal meaning there is no better way to redistribute the factors. A change in prices of labour or capital will redistribute them equally across all industries in a perfectly competitive market. This is never the case in reality. The force that will move capital or labour from one sector to another depends on the elasticity of substitution of the factors, will one unit of labour added result in a 1+n of output or will it result in 0,75+n of output. The factors will alway seek an increasing return to scale i.e. one unit of labour resulting in a 1,3 +n increse in output. Your CES model presumes that labour and capital are perfect substitutes and thus they are equaly distributed throught the economy i.e. add one labour, now you need 1 capital less for constant output of K, while in reality it is not so.
At least this is the way I understand it.
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Nutrient management
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Hi, could you send me your development on PDF format - Is sewage sludge permitted in organic farming as a source of nutrients ?
Of electronic:
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I'm currently working on irrigation suitability assessment of waters from an agricultural area, using spatial/zonation maps. So far I've been able to assign different percentages to the different irrigation parameters, but I'm trying to see if I can convert the percentile values to areal extent in square meters/
kilometers in order to delineate the areas with suitable or unsuitable irrigation water quality
Your inputs would be highly appreciated
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Is your question m2/ km, or m2 /km2? or you meant to convert % to m2 or km2 . The information you gave is not enough, please be specific.
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From the agricultural point of view, any agriculture graduate should gather at least some basic knowledge about fundamentals in agricultural science. But, when that guy becomes so busy in his/her biotechnology researches as well as scientific discoveries with so many advancing issues and modern interventions, how much important to keep updates on grassroot problems in agriculture say for: nutrient enrichment in problematic soil, seed priming and purification to prevent soil borne diseases, suitable irrigation practices for cereals and pulses in arid or semi-arid regions, insect management in barassicaceae crops etc. ???
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BioTech means all living things starting from single cell to humans. There is no barrier
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If it exists, where can I find data or some relevant references on the recovery rate (and time) of insect biodiversity (or just pollinators) when shifting from conventional to organic farming for different crop types?
Thanks for your help.
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A shift from mono-culture conventional farming to monoculture organic will make major changes in the soil biome.... Plus, the use of targeted organic pest control instead of scorched-earth pestiices use, will make a huge different above-ground. However, the really big difference, will be what you set aside a percentage of the land, that must be put back to as close to 100% cover of the original local wildflowers with diversity, that provide nectar and pollen for the native pollinators? How much farm land can you spare? Probably a minimum of 2-5% would do something meaningful, but E.O. Wilson is suggesting 50% must go back to nature?
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Hello dear colleagues / researchers/ teachers / please suggest the best book to teach graduate students about the course "agricultural and ecommerce" , thanks in advance.
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To my judgement Handbook of Agriculture published by ICAR, New Delhi, India is the best book for agriculture to teach graduate students. There are many good boos for e-commerce. Most notable are: “The Everything Store” by Brad Stone, “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh, “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries, “Don't Make Me Think” by Steve Krug, “Hooked” by Nir Eyal and so on...
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I am confused between comparison of markets for repowering in Germany and India & Techno-Economic Determinants for the Repowering of Wind Farms.
I want suggestions or websites on this or company links etc.
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I suggest that you also include South Africa for some very interesting determinants, ie corruption, refusal of the state to include renewable energy into the existing grid, who owns who/what, ideal vs actual positions, community involvement, empowerment, interfacing with local government wrt emergency supply, supplying and buying across the borders, other competitive technology, influence of organised labour, and many more. I can ask around for more input if you so wish.
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Sustainable farming practices appears into different names confusing the global audience which to follow and why?
What makes conservation agriculture as different approach than regenerative farming practices?
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You can consult the meta-analysis studies. Important information can be found in Reiss ER, Drinkwater LE. doi: 10.1002 / eap.1629.
You can also consult Knapp, S., van der Heijden, M.G.A. A global meta-analysis of yield stability in organic and conservation agriculture. Nat Commun 9, 3632 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05956-1.
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water optimization canal water distribution agriculture paddy(not restricted) field we collect various parameters by putting senors to measure water level for paddy field throughout it harvesting cycle and collect data with applying required technology hich we collect via senors/iot/ big data analysis and to give a farmer
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hello,
we need an idea how we can take advantage of drones and aerial images in the application of artificial intelligence in agriculture.
what are the big challenges, and most interesting research subject ?.
Thanks.
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In my opinion, you can employ the Artificial Intelligence Network in Agricultural, it’ very interesting sector at future. So, I suggest for the first, to use Supervised architecture, for example, Deep learning with CNN architecture for classification Spaces that contain areas suitable for planting vegetables or Protection of the field from animals that eat the seedlings …. etc.
I hope that be Claire for you and helpful. @ Amine Mohammed Taberkit
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Now a days the term "ecological agriculture" is used extensively worldwide in the context of protecting environment. Different chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides etc. are used to produce agricultural products successfully those have adverse effect on environment. That is why the use of these types of chemicals should be minimized/reduced to protect environment in the context of "ecological agriculture". But the computation of "cost benefit ratio" of an agricultural product is a must for the farmers or producers as to understand their profit or loss. However, the question arises whether "cost benefit ratio" is a considerable parameter in "ecological agriculture" or not.
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It very difficult to calculate economical benefits in terms of monetary returns of Environmental safety technologies. For researcher and environmentalists these technologies are very much convincing. But farming community essentially looking forward for economical benefits. So better to calculate b:c and ecological benefits too.
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Hi everyone!! I am searching for a post doctoral position.Could you please tell about professors who have a research project, and the opportunities available at various universities and institutes which offers Post Doctoral Fellowship for agricultural PhD graduates (I received my PhD degree in the major of Agronomy).
Thanks in advance
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Dear Saeedeh,
If you are under 35 years old and have a strong background in Crop Science, I may be able helping you find a good supervisor in our Academy. But if your age is over 35 you may find a position in European countries.