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Traditional vs. Modern Agriculture

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Sarah Baldwin

on 28 March 2015

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Traditional vs. Modern Agriculture
Pros and Cons of Modern Agriculture
-faster than traditional agriculture
-yields more crops
-equipment lasts longer than animals
-Traditional Agriculture:
traditional agriculture included the use of animals instead of machines, and also used more simple methods to plant, collect, and sell the crops planted.

-Modern Agriculture:
modern agriculture uses hybrid seeds of the same plant, technologically advanced equipment, and uses pesticides.

-Sustainable Agriculture:
sustainable agriculture is any environmentally friendly farming method that preserves ecological balance.
Time Line of Traditional and Modern Agriculture Throughout the 17th and 18th Centuries
Pros and Cons of Traditional Agriculture
-Keeps natural resources open
-Employs more people than just farmers
-more reliable than machines
-Farmers are suffering because of poor economy
-Farmers don't make much money
-A lot of pollution
-more expensive for repairs and for equipment
-still uses some pesticides, so not entirely eco-friendly
-harder to start a farm because of the start-up price
Methods of Modern and Traditional Agriculture
-used horses and other animals to pull plows and other equipment
-seeds saved from previous crop
-mechanical pest control
-limited use of fertilizer
-no-till farming
-hybrid seeds
-integrated pest management (pesticides and naturally pest-resistant crops)
-uses genetics and genetic modification
-organic crop and livestock production
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