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AGRICULTURE. The art of cultivating the earth in order to obtain from it the divers things it can produce; and particularly what is useful to man, as grain, fruit's, cotton, flax, and other things. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. tit. 14, s. 1, n. 1.

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As many as 200 people including farmers, cotton growers, ginners, scientists, field extension workers of the agriculture department of the provincial governments are likely to attend the day-long event to learn the use of organic fertilizers for the production of nutritious staple food crops like cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane and maize.
Moving south into the transition zone, cassava and yam begin to replace maize as the major food crops and livestock production becomes less important.
In addition, our results have shown that cerium dioxide NPs in soil can be taken up by food crops and are not biotransformed in soybeans, meaning that NPs can reach the food chain.
The cover crops will grow slowly under the existing canopy; then come on strong when the food crop has been removed.
For this reason the present study is mainly interested in its first phase to understand the determinants of agricultural output in Pakistan's four major provinces and to depict the role of climatic variables and extreme events on the food crop yields in Pakistan.
But it appears to a big setback for the initiatives to commercialise India's first GM food crop.
The Agriculture Ministry is proposing limiting foreign investment share to 49% in companies operating in food crop sector to guarantee food supplies for domestic market.
Not only is pennycress not used for food, it can be grown in between food crop growing seasons.
It costs $100,000 to add just one food crop to an existing pesticide's registration.
2 million people, many of whom rely on potatoes as their staple food crop.