History of Agriculture – II

History of agriculture starts way back in 8000BC. Men have settled in the valley of the Nile and along Danube in Europe and in the Indus- Ganga region. Along the year’s agriculture has grown to unbelievable limits and man has borne fruits of agriculture all along.

Now in recent times history of agriculture has taken a huge leap and gone high tech with all the machinery and biotechnology and genetics. There are scientists and agriculturist’s working day in and out for further progress in agriculture. Many things have become organic now, like crops, seeds, Fertilizers, and organic food and vegetables. Organic farming has now become very developed.

This is like going 10,000 years back in the history of agriculture. There are lots of regions of land and acres, which have turned into rocks due to glaciers, and nothing has grown on them since decades. In this case soil scientist have re-minimized the soil and have been trying organic farming on such land. This means costly experiments and lots of time but organic farming is a good way to produce good products.

Chemical farming has become the past in the history of agriculture. Organic farming has taken over. Glaciers had left lots of rocks on the path behind them and agriculturists have discovered the utility of these rocks and have grinded them and mixed the residue back into the soil. This is called glacial dust. After a few experiments scientists noticed that this dust works as fertilizer.

Glacial gravel is the mix of all elements. As the history of agriculture has shown us that farming needs a lot of minerals like: phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium. But the crops out of this have been unbalanced. Farmers have discovered that if there is live growth of microorganisms in the soil, the results are much better. We know about compost and also how fertile it is. It is the same that happens in the glacial gravel. Bacteria under the glacial dust absorb minerals and built their protoplasm. Fungi, algae and bacteria along with other micro life are helpful in maintaining water, nutrients in the soil structure.

This is a big economical and fundamental change in the history of agriculture. The crop, which is grown chemically, have lesser minerals and nutrition as compared to organic crops that are substantially higher when compared in nutrition and minerals. In the case of glacial gravel, no pesticides are used which is economically more beneficial and obviously higher on nutrition and minerals.

Plants fertilized on rock dust produce a flavor and high nutrition content. As the history of agriculture shows us that almost all the top soils of the world lack a large of quantity of elements which results in bad crop. Lots of consumers and customers are going for organic farming. Scientists and agriculturists have changed the course of the history of agriculture by farming on the glacial gravel. All these innovations will take agriculture and humans places.

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