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There are various types of water tests used in agriculture.
Water quality management can include preventative steps as well as solutions to an already existing problem.
The atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding the earth and it plays a major role in the survival of life.
The biosphere is where life exists on earth.
The geosphere includes rocks and minerals of the earth as well as landforms and land use.
The hydrosphere is all water on the earth. Water can be used in many ways.
Natural resources can be grouped into two groups: renewable and non-renewable.
Natural resources include land, water, soil, plants and animals.
Things are always changing in the world, so reading about your local events is a great way to learn about things that are happening around you.
Conservation is the prevention of wasteful use of a resource.
There are many types of pollution that agriculturalists must consider, including noise, air, and runoff.
Sustainable agriculture practices help to meet the food needs of today without sacrificing the ability of future generations to produce the food that they need.
Understanding resource management is essential to AFNR activities.
Biotechnology is typically thought of in the context of food and drug production, however the utilization of biotechnology in the environment is an ever growing concept.
Looking at issues and trying to figure out a way to deal with their negative implications is a great way to explore problem-solving and problem-solving methodologies.
Conduct a community environmental inventory and select issues that impact AFNR management.
Research what the current policies and community practices are.
The life cycle is defined as the developmental stages that occur during an organism’s lifetime. Animals have three basic stages during a fertilized egg , immature, juvenile, and adult.
The change in a species’ characteristics and habits over several generations and relies on the process of natural selection.
Global origin of livestock and companion animal species and how, and why, they became domesticated.
Develop a clear understanding of organic versus conventional farming methods.
Explain the health risk of zoonotic diseases to both animals and humans, and understand the importance of establishing a barrier to prevent spread.
Hierarchical classification is a system of grouping things according to a hierarchy, or levels and orders.
Explain the use of botanical nomenclature (plant structure) to identify species
Photosynthesis is the process by which energy is converted to chemical energy in plant cells. In cellular respiration plants use the chemical energy stored during photosynthesis in basic life processes.
Develop a farm/greenhouse nutrient management plan.
Discuss the following environmental factors: light, temperature, humidity, water, and nutrition.
Compost can serve as a fertilizer for different soil media.
Identify field orientation and mapping.
Evaluate propagation materials for pests and disease, prepare soil for planting with the addition of amendments such as lime and fertilizer.
Nutrient Cycles would include the Carbon Cycle, Oxygen Cycle and the Nitrogen Cycle.
Manure is managed in a variety of ways throughout the United States, based on agricultural resources and the emergence of new technologies.
Overgrazing is not sustainable.
Identify animal populations that are impacted by environmental conditions.
Evaluate how environmental conditions can impact the reproduction rates and health of domesticated livestock and farm animals.
Sustainability seeks to sustain farmers, resources, and communities by promoting farming practices and methods that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.
Management practices make a big impact on the sustainability of agricultural endeavors.
Identify common storage and management of nutrients, develop a disposal plan for waste water and organic material, establish an emergency plan for possible environmental discharge or spills, as well as an operational and maintenance plan.
Ecosystems are organized to better understand the frame of reference in which they are being studied.
An energy pyramid, also known as a trophic or ecological pyramid, is a graphical representation of the energy found within the trophic levels of an ecosystem.
Biotic and abiotic factors are what make up ecosystems.
A habitat is the place where an organism lives while a niche is that organism’s role within that environment.
An invasive species is one that is not native to its current environment and causes damage to the overall ecosystem.
Major impacts of agriculture on the environment include pollution, deforestation, soil degradation and water use.
The Water Cycle is the movement of water within the atmosphere.
Ecology is defined as the study of interactions between living and nonliving components in a given area.
In order for an ecosystem to survive there must be some sort of ecological balance.
Concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFOs) versus traditional farming methods for raising livestock.
Environmental systems are a delicate balance of system inputs and outputs.