By J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart, S. B. Hornick, R. P. Singh (auth.), R. P. Singh, J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart (eds.)
From the start of agriculture until eventually approximately 1950, elevated nutrition creation got here virtually fullyyt from increasing the cropland base. considering that 1950, even if, the yield in line with unit of land region for significant plants has elevated dramatically. a lot of the rise in yields was once as a result of elevated inputs of strength. among 1950 and 1985, the farm tractor fleet quadrupled, international irrigated zone tripled, and use of fertilizer elevated ninefold. among 1950 and 1985, the full strength utilized in global agriculture elevated 6. nine occasions. Irrigation performed a very vital position within the fast bring up in nutrients creation among 1950 and 1985. The world's irrigated land in 1950 totaled ninety four million hectares yet elevated to one hundred forty million through 1960, to 198 million through 1970, and to 271 million hectares in 1985. notwithstanding, the present fee of growth has slowed to below 1 % according to yr. the realm inhabitants keeps to extend and agricultural creation by means of the yr 2000 should be 50 to 60% more than in 1980 to fulfill calls for. This persevered call for for nutrients and fiber, coupled with the pointy decline within the progress expense of irrigation improvement, implies that a lot of the extra agricultural creation in years to come needs to come from cultivated land that isn't irrigated. Agricultural construction could be extended within the arid and semiarid areas simply because those areas make up sizeable components in constructing international locations the place populations are quickly rising.
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Use of this procedure resulted in three classes of growing periods: normal, intermediate, and dry. A normal growing period would include a time when precipitation exceeded evaporation, for example, a humid period, while an intermediate growing period would not. In a dry growing period, precipitation would not exceed half the potential evaporation. Using this system, an area with a growing period between 1 and 74 days is arid while those with growing periods between 75 and 119 days are classified as semiarid regions.
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Advances in Soil Science: Dryland Agriculture: Strategies for Sustainability by J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart, S. B. Hornick, R. P. Singh (auth.), R. P. Singh, J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart (eds.)