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agriculture
A subsistence strategy involving intensive farming of permanent fields through the use of such means as the plow, irrigation, and fertilizer.
agriculture
Growing crops and raising livestock; especially, as a basis of economic structure.
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agriculture (s) (noun), agricultures (pl)
1. The science and art of cultivating the soil; including the allied pursuits of gathering in the crops and rearing live stock; tillage, husbandry, farming (in the widest sense).
2. The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.
3. The process, business, or science of producing food, feed, fiber, and other desired products by the cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock).
agriculture, agronomy
A career in the production of plants and animals useful to humans, involving soil cultivation and the breeding and management of crops and livestock.
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Agriculture and Fertility: Demeter, Ceres
Greek: Demeter (goddess)
Latin: Ceres (goddess)

Goddess of agriculture. Symbols: sheaf of wheat, poppies, and the cornucopia (the horn of peace and plenty).

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arid-agriculture
Desert agriculture which includes research in how to increase the agricultural productivity of lands dominated by lack of freshwater, an excessive abundance of heat and sunlight, and usually one or more of extreme winter cold periods, short rainy season, saline soil or water, strong dry winds, and poor soil structure.
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geothermal agriculture
The use of geothermal heat in agriculture; that is, the use of low-temperature geothermal water to warm irrigation water or to sterilize soil.
industrial agriculture (s) (noun), industrial agricultures (pl)
A modern method of producing food which is characterized by the use of high-yield varieties of crops and livestock, in connection with intensive inputs in the form of machinery, energy, fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals, and irrigation water: "Industrial agriculture is much more energy-intensive than traditional agriculture, and there are those who also say it results in larger crop yields."
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sustainable agriculture
A method of agriculture that attempts to ensure the profitability of farms while preserving the environment.
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