In order to supply people with food and resources, agriculture encompasses all of the activities involved in cultivating crops and rearing animals. Aside from cultivating the soil and producing cattle, farming also includes plant science, which is part of agriculture.
Agriculture has been practised by people throughout the world for millennia. Canadian farmers have been able to produce some of the world’s best yields of crops because to current agricultural advancements and plant science technology.
Agriculture is more than just a job for farmers like the Keddys; it’s a way of life, a source of income, and a source of pleasure.
In order for farmers to have a successful harvest, they employ pesticides. An integrated pest management plan uses them as one of many tools at our disposal to keep crops free of weeds, insects, and illnesses. Herbicides are used to control weeds, insecticides to control insects, and fungicides to control a broad range of diseases. In order for Canadian farmers to produce high-quality and bountiful crops, they rely on the use of all of these pesticides. Food cultivated in Canada with the use of pesticides is safe to consume because of the strict regulation of pesticides by Health Canada.
When crops, fruits, vegetables, or other food items cannot be harvested or discarded, food waste and loss occur. There are various places where this may happen throughout the food supply chain, including the farm, the market, and even in people’s homes. We can all do our part to decrease food waste at home by making a list of what we need and only purchasing what we really need. Farming is where food waste reduction begins for farmers.
Farmers may now cultivate high-quality crops that are less susceptible to spoilage throughout the growing, harvesting, and shipping stages. A kind dubbed the Arctic apple has been created by scientists to battle 40 percent of apples that are normally thrown out. It has the same flavour, texture, and crunch as regular apples, but it will not bruise or brown.