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Plsc 101 Week One Notes

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These notes go over what was discussed the first week of class which is the Introduction to Crop Production. This includes: Origin of Agriculture (Crop Production, Primitive Methods, & Progressive ...
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Dr. Paul Jackson
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Date Created: 03/15/16
1 Plsc 101 Week One Notes Intro to Crop Production ­Origin of Agriculture ­Crop Production ­began around 9,000 years ago ­framework older than civilization and remains similar today ­plants were domesticated ­Primitive Methods ­people gathered and preserved seeds ­prepared land ­destroyed unwanted vegetation/weeds ­stirred soil to prepare a seedbed ­planted when the season and weather was right ­based on past experience ­removed insects by hand ­mystic rites to ward off plant diseases ­gathered, processed, and stored the food products ­early farmers grew limited number of crops ­ex: wheat, barley, rye (cereals) ­same crop grown continuously on same plot of land ­results= low yields and exhaustion of soils ­still practiced in less developed countries ­first plant domestication occurred in Thailand in Neolithic times (later Stone  Age­ 9500 BC) ­Progressive History ­working with crude tools and hand labor ­iron hand knives for cultivating ­ “clam shell hoes” for weeding ­animals for tilling 2 ­manures and ashes ­old art of crop production predominates today, but we have come of age. ­pesticides to control insects, diseases, and weeds ­inorganic fertilizers ­better crop rotations ­new varieties of crops (improved genetics) ­Crop Science ­Branches of Plant Agriculture ­agronomy­ principles and practices of crop production and field management ­derivation (Greek)= agros (field) & nomos (to manage) ­horticulture­ propagation of garden plants such as fruits, vegetables, flowers,  ornamentals, woody trees & shrubs ­derivation (Latin)= hortus (garden) & cultura (cultivation) ­How did we learn new methods? ­improved crop production using controlled research trials ­research findings revealed: ­plantings areas, dates & techniques ­cultural practices (practice developed over time and accepted as a  routine practice given a certain setting) ­crop production ideas were exchanged via: ­cultural societies ­scholarly articles and magazines ­rural papers ­Populations ­Malthusian Theory ­Thomas Malthus (1798)­ sufficient food would be a problem with populations  that increase over time with limited land area available. ­3 things 2 remember: sufficient food, ……? ­theory is false in developed countries ­modern technology 3 ­increased production and food supply ­Food Production ­ways to increase food production? ­growing improved crop varieties and hybrids (genetics) ­improved fertilizer use, irrigation, drainage, pesticides, mechanical  technology (tractors, etc.), crop rotations, and cultural practices ­we are in a fixed land economy


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