By Team - FARM CRAFT
COMMERCIAL FARMING is a type of farming in which crops are grown from commercial use only i.e, for selling purpose only. A large capital, land and large amount of labour required. Commercial farming is for a profit, where food is produced by advanced technology means for sale in the market. Often very few workers are employed.
Commercial farming is the pillar of the global Agriculture industry. Large scale farming is far from being a new concept. As far back as 500 Bc people use sulfur as an early form of insecticide.
Crops can now be genetically modified and manipulated for resistance to pests, molds and certain bacteria. Medication supplements and feed additives for livestock have also been developed that fallow producers to protect and enhance the health of their animals. While genetically modified foods are often considered unsafe and less nutrition, high quality animal feed additives enhances the nutrition and health of animals without genetic modifications.
COMMERCIAL FARMING IN THE MILLENNIUM:
The buzzword of the decade in the Agricultural industry is, sustainability with the global population, projected to increase to 9.7 billion people by the year 2050, many worry that the Agriculture industry won't be able to support the extensive growth. As the population numbers rise, food production as it stands today could struggle to keep up with demand.
COMMON GOALS OF SUSTAINABILITY FARMING:
Managing water consumption.
Maintaining the health of livestock and crops.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS THAT COMMERCIAL FARMERS FACE IS WATER CONSERVATION:
Traditionally, crops have been watered using agriculture sprinklers that distribute water across a wide area of land. A significant portion of the water is unused by the crops due to evaporation water problems also arise for livestock producers especially those who experience drought and live in consistently warm environment. Modern farming technology helps address a variety of problems livestock farmers face, including water scarcity, pollution from manure.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION
Sustainability in commercial farming address the ability of Agriculture to maintain a rate of production that can support the growing demand for food.
TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY:
5 Types of Agriculture technology;
Development of nutritional efficiencies.
Software for feed processing, farm management, and production.
Development of pesticides.
Genetic modification techniques.
Agriculture technology has the potential to develop better ways of achieving sustainability for commercial farming, Drones , agriculture sensors, and biological advances can all make a positive impact on the industry.
BENEFITS OF AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY:
Increased productivity of crops, livestock and revenue.
Lower ecosystem impact.
Reduction of pollutants.
Conservation of resources including water and land.
By Team - FARM CRAFT