Perennials are crops which do not have to be planted every year. These crops can reduce the erosion of soil as well as nutrient runoff. The only problem right now is that these crops have low yields. Scientists and private organizations are working to resolve this problem. Developing perennial varieties of major food grain crops can help to feed the approximately 1 billion hungry people in the world. Shifting the trend of agriculturists from annual to perennial crops may be the answer to the food shortage problem in future. Take a look at some challenges faced by perennial crops:
Drones, which are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are used in many industries, due to capital investments and the relaxing of government rules regarding their use. They are being used by farmers worldwide for increasing food productivity. Drones are also used by savvy environmentalists to benefit the environment. They are used for surveillance and monitoring, to protect wildlife and so on. Here are some uses of drones to help sustain agriculture and environment:
Sustainable agriculture is all about growing crops that leaves a minimal or no carbon footprint on the land and in the environment. Out of the many sustainable agriculture techniques, carbon farming is the one about which this article is going to enlighten you.