3 Modern Farming Methods That Are Changing the Face of Agriculture

#Modern agriculture is an evolving approach to #agricultural #innovations and #farming practices that helps farmers increase #efficiency and #reduce the amount of natural resources—#water, #land, and #energy—necessary to meet the world's food, fuel, and fiber needs.-------Says #Monsanto
Here are the three Modernized farming methods that is changing the world today
1.Aeroponics
What if we told you that plants could be grown while suspended in air? Seems far fetched, but that is exactly what aeroponics farming is about. #Aeroponics doesn’t require a growing medium unlike #geoponics, which involves growing plants in normal soil.
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Aeroponic system, Image courtesy of Idea Foundry 
Plants grown aeroponically are suspended in a reservoir or apparatus that can support the plant but there is minimal contact between the device and the plant which makes this 100% grown in air. The plants dangling root can then be sprayed with a nutrient-rich solution.
Nearly any plant can be grown using the aeroponics process, however, herbs like ginger and vegetables like lettuce, basil, and tomatoes have been especially successful using this process.
Some of the benefits of using the aeroponics system include:
  • Ease of working with your plants
  • Cost effective since you won’t have to spend money on irrigation channels
  • Aids disease-free cultivation as plant-to-plant contact is limited and if a plant does become infected, it can be easily removed from the support structure without disrupting the other plants.
2.Hydroponics
The hydroponics method of farming is a soil-less type of farming because it requires no soil for the plants to grow. Instead, it uses water as its growing medium.
Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.
 Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel.
The nutrients in hydroponics can come from an array of different sources; these can include but are not limited to byproduct from fish waste, duck manure, or commercial fertilisers.
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Image source: https://www.citycrop.io/tag/hydroponics/
3. Hybrid Seed Technology
The hybrid seed technology is an interesting method of farming that involves the cross-pollination of two different, but related plants to produce new plants with desirable traits.
Hybridization has led to crops like grapefruits, sweet corn, seedless watermelons, cantaloupes as well as tangelos.
Advantages: 
  • Disease Resistance
  • Stress Resistance

  • Uniform Growth
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