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Agricultural technology in the twentieth century

R. Douglas Hurt

Agricultural technology in the twentieth century

by R. Douglas Hurt

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Published by Sunflower University Press in Manhattan, Kan., USA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Agricultural machinery -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Agricultural innovations -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementR. Douglas Hurt.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS751 .H87 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination106 p. :
      Number of Pages106
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1764685M
      ISBN 100897451465
      LC Control Number92113934
      OCLC/WorldCa25120678

      Farming since the s can be usefully divided into two major periods: s to , and onwards. Inevitably the war years and produced unusual conditions for farmers which do not really fit into long run trends. From the s English farming went into depression because the price of wheat fell as a result of foreign grain imports allowed in without.   Tractors, Combines, and Science: Technological Innovation in Twentieth Century Agriculture As the twentieth century dawned on rural America, agrarian society found itself performing the same tasks as those farmers one hundred years earlier, in a .

      Selected agricultural texts depecting rural life and investigating agricultural technology published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text and searchable. Green Revolution, midth century: Fertilizer + plant breeding = profound changes in global food production. “Norman Borlaug, the agricultural economist who devised this approach, has been credited with saving more than 1 billion people from starvation.”

      supplies. But technical change is itself the product of institutional innovation. Whitehead insisted that the greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the institutionalization of the process of invention—the invention of the research university, the industrial research laboratory, and the agricultural . Congress passed funds to agricultural experiment stations that were established throughout the country, and the Department of Agriculture received money to further research. At the beginning of the 20th century, federal policy facilitated an increased yield of produce for farmers.


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The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century documents the development of modern agriculture in a comprehensive and understandable format. The authors provide the context and historical gaps of agricultural development often omitted in traditional texts.

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The book reads like a story and is supplemented. Agriculture, Modern During the latter half of the twentieth century, what is known today as modern agriculture was very successful in meeting a growing demand for food by the world's population. Yields of primary crops such as rice and wheat increased dramatically, the price of food declined, the rate of increase in crop yields generally kept pace with population growth, and the number of.

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Book Description: Explores the cultural framework within which changes in agricultural technology and economic organization occur and the ways in which changes in the social fabric influence attitudes toward rural work and the peasantry.

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Agricultural technology developed more rapidly in the 20th century than in all previous history. Though the most important developments during the first half of the century took place in the industrial countries, especially the United States, the picture changed somewhat after the s. With the coming of independence, former colonies in Africa and Asia initiated large-scale efforts to improve their agriculture.

Bruce L. Gardner charts the growth in productivity using USDA data in his book American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century, (Harvard University Press, ). Looking at several factors that document productivity, Gardner says, "Productivity growth was slow before the s. Six innovations revolutionising farming Agricultural production has tripled in half a century.

To find out how, we crowdsourced new technology in smallholder farmingAuthor: Charlotte Seager. Technology, science, inventions, and re-inventions have progressed at an accelerated rate during the hundred years of the 20th century, more so than any other century.

We began the 20th century with the infancy of airplanes, automobiles, and radio, when those inventions dazzled us with their novelty and : Mary Bellis. Review of: Agricultural Technology in the Twentieth Century.

Hurt, R. Douglas. Agriculture of the twentieth century will be remembered for its scientific foundations and for high crop yields. The transformation began following a number of scientific discoveries which modernised agriculture and gave rise to intensive production systems.

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Chemicals, mechanical tools, and biological organisms must be employed in particular ways, and it is both the tools and the ways they are used that make.Farming during the late nineteenth century Words 5 Pages Farmers everywhere in the United States during the late nineteenth century had valid reasons to complaint against the economy because the farmers were constantly being taken advantage of by the railroad companies and banks.