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Biological Applications in Agriculture - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's fun lessons to simplify the process of studying biological applications in agriculture. Gain greater insight into topics that include the Green Revolution, uses of biofertilizers, effects of inbreeding and importance of apiculture. Review the lessons at your leisure. In no time, you will be able to do the following:
- List methods of plant breeding in food production
- Discuss tissue culture in crop improvement
- Share alternative pest control methods for agricultural use
- Define nitrogen-fixing bacteria
- Detail the basics of breeding farm animals
- Explain how to feed and manage dairy cattle and poultry
- Describe the process of pisiculture
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1. What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues
The Green Revolution is the period when agricultural productivity skyrocketed due to new technologies being introduced. Learn the definition of different concepts related to the Green Revolution and the benefits and issues brought by the revolution.
2. Plant Breeding in Food Production: Definition, Methods & Examples
In this lesson we'll learn about the techniques scientists use in plant breeding to benefit food production. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to explain how scientists do this and give examples of food sources produced in these ways.
3. Tissue Culture in Crop Improvement
Learn about the plant tissue culture process, various methods, and how it has revolutionized crop improvement to develop more rigorous and healthy plants.
4. Alternative Pest Control Methods for Agricultural Use
Alternative pest control methods for agriculture can reduce pesticide use. Explore alternative pest control methods such as biological control, natural chemical control, genetic control, and integrated pest management in this lesson.
5. Biofertilizers: Types & Uses
In this lesson, we'll discuss pros and cons of chemical fertilizer and explore biofertilizers, an exciting alternative to chemical fertilizers. You'll learn what a biofertilizer is and learn to identify types of biofertilizers.
6. Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria: Role, Definition & Examples
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria change nitrogen gases in the atmosphere into solid nitrogen compounds used in soil. Explore the definition, role, and examples of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Understand how they move nitrogen gases from air to soil, review their two forms, and learn about their role in fertilizing the world's plants.
7. Breeding Farm Animals
This lesson will go over the very important basic concepts related to breeding farm animals in general, including the breeding soundness exam, pregnancy checks, abortion, and parturition.
8. Inbreeding: Definition and Effects
Inbreeding may produce genetic disorders such as hemophilia and cystic fibrosis, but it can also be used to exhibit desirable traits in animals or produce. Learn about it and outbreeding through definitions and understand their different effects.
9. How to Feed & Manage Dairy Cattle
This lesson will provide a brief overview and introduction to the business of feeding and managing dairy cattle. We'll explore what facilities and equipment should be considered and what to feed dairy cows. We'll also look at basic cow biology.
10. How to Feed & Manage Poultry
Have you ever wondered more about poultry such as the basics of what they can be fed, or how they can be raised? This lesson covers the fundamentals of poultry, their nutrition, and reproduction.
11. Apiculture: Definition & Importance
Apiculture, or beekeeping, is the management of bee colonies, usually with the use of man-made hives. Understand the definition and agricultural importance of apiculture, and explore the basics of apiculture housing.
12. Pisiculture: Definition & Process
In this lesson, you will learn about pisiculture. This includes what it is (fish farming), as well as different pisiculture methods, and the advantages of raising fish this way.
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