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Agriculture and farming, when taken into account with all their allied activities including husbandry may be described as the process where food, fibre and other products desired for a healthy and wholesome life. This process is carried out through the cultivation of various crops, as well as the rearing of domesticated animals that are termed as poultry, livestock and game…
In the course of this essay, we will be discussing the various issues faced in the modern farming techniques implemented for the rearing of poultry and game. (Malcolm et al, 1993)
The increasing use of gene manipulation, better management of soil nutrients, and improved weed control have greatly increased yields per unit area, even as the use of mechanization has decreased labour requirements. The developing world generally produces lower yields, having less of the latest science, capital, and technology base.
While modern agriculture depends heavily on engineering and technology and on the biological and physical sciences, it has been seen that irrigation, drainage, conservation and sanitary engineering, each of which is important in successful farming, are some of the fields requiring the specialized knowledge of agricultural engineers.
Further, agricultural chemistry deals with other vital farming concerns, such as the application of fertilizer, insecticides, and fungicides, soil makeup, analysis of agricultural products, and nutritional needs of farm animals.
Apart from this, the packing, processing, and marketing of agricultural products are closely related activities also influenced by science. ...