Welcome to the Agricultural Crops section of the CropForLife broadcast and media website! Here, you’ll find a wealth of information on some of the most important and widely grown crops in the world. We cover everything from their geographic origins, initial domestication and evolution, to crop diversity, genomic interactions, traditional approaches, history, life cycle, and best practices for fertilizer and pesticide use. Read More
For example, did you know that corn, also known as maize, was first domesticated in Mexico over 7,000 years ago? Today, it is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, used for food, feed, and fuel. We’ll delve into the history of corn and how it has evolved over time to become the versatile crop it is today.
Another example is rice, which is a staple food for over half of the world’s population. We’ll explore its origins in Asia, and how it has been cultivated for thousands of years to produce different varieties. From the traditional methods used in Japan to the high-yield, modern techniques used in many countries today, you’ll learn about the many ways in which rice is grown and harvested.
In this section, you’ll also learn about the best practices for using fertilizers and pesticides on your crops. For example, did you know that using the right type and amount of fertilizer can increase crop yields and improve soil health? Or that pesticides can be used to protect crops from pests, but care must be taken to use them safely and in the right amount?
So, whether you’re a farmer, gardener, or just someone who’s interested in learning more about the world’s most important crops, this section is the perfect resource. Browse through our articles, infographics, and videos to learn more about the history, science, and cultivation of some of the world’s most important crops.