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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Interesting Facts about Agriculture


10 interesting facts about agriculture

  • The practice of Agriculture by the humans dates back to 7,500 BC and the first ever crops cultivated by man were Wheat and Barley.
  • Only 5 percent of water absorbed by plants is retained within them , rest 95 percent is lost through transpiration and guttation .
  • The largest tomato plant in the world is the plant that is in Walt Disney's experimental greenhouse in Lake Buena Vista , Florida , it has set a Guinness World Record by producing 32,000 tomatoes in a single harvest weighing about 522 kg.
  • We all know that an Apple a day will keep you away from doctor , but did you know that "One Guava is equal to four Apples".
  • If you think crops can only be grown in soil , then think again , you are wrong , Plant scientists have successfully developed a technique in which plants are grown in air or moist environment  and the technique is called "Aerophonics".
  • Did you know that it takes 5000 liter of water to produce 1 kg of paddy.
  • A Pomato is a cross-bred crop obtained by grafting Potato plant with Tomato plant.
  • Of all the total population involved in agriculture in India , 79% are women.
  • Cultivation for fruits began around 6000 BC and the first fruit crop domesticated by humans was Fig.
  • How many varieties of rice have you tasted , there are more than 60,000 known varieties of rice in the world.