Introduction to Agronomy, Food, Crops, and Environment

Introduction to Agronomy, Food, Crops, and Environment articles

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2009

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Chapter 1: History of agriculture.
January 1, 2009 ... Key Concepts * Agriculture has been instrumental in the development of human civilizations. * Crop and livestock species were domesticated in many regions of the world. * Prior to European colonization, many Native American...

Chapter 2: Agriculture today.
January 1, 2009 ... Key Concepts * Farms can be defined by use, stewardship, or economics. * Those involved in farming come from a variety of backgrounds and economic status. * Farming is critical to our national security and to our economy. *...

Chapter 3: Classifying and naming crops.
January 1, 2009 ... Key Concepts * Crops can be classified by agronomic use, nutritional use, life cycle, and climate adaptation. * Agronomic crops include cereals, grains, pulses, forages, fiber crops, cover crops, companion crops, green manure crops,...

Chapter 4: Food from plants.
January 1, 2009 ... Key Concepts * All our food comes from plants. * To be healthy, humans need to derive the proper amounts of macronutrients as well as micronutrients from their diets. * In the past century, American diets have changed regarding...

Chapter 5: Chemistry of food and plants.
January 1, 2009 ... Key Concepts * All living organisms and nonliving materials are made of elements that join together to form compounds. * Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and water are the important compounds in plants and animals. *...