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Plant Agriculture
Powerpoint Lecture

This lecture begins with some background of where farming was at before the Green Revolution, back when the European settlers were first moving into the Midwest Plains of the United States. Students will learn about the importance of soil, plant crops, and the tremendous amount of change that has occured in farming technology since the 1960s. Finally, we end by looking at the future of farming, specifically in regards to the increased proliferation of Genetically Modified Organisms.

Essential concepts: Food and agriculture, plant agriculture, Dust Bowl, wind erosion, water erosion, soil horizons, famine, undernutrition, malnutrition, Green Revolution, irrigation, fertilizers, pesticides, organic agriculture, genetically modified organisms.

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