- Have you ever been on a farm? Please tell me more about it.
- How important is farming in your country?
- lead /leed/
- agricultural /AG-ri-kuhl-cher/
- disturb /dih-STURB/
- invest /in-VEST/
- remedy /REM-i-dee/
[verb] – to control a group of people, a country, or a situation
Who will be leading the meeting today?
[adjective] – used for farming or relating to farming
This land is not suitable for agricultural production.
[verb] – to move or change something from its usual position, arrangement, condition, or shape
Take caution not to disturb the documents in the filing cabinet.
[verb] – to put money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage
They had big plans to invest in new technologies.
[noun] – a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty
An engineer could give remedies for the flawed design.
Farmers need to rethink the role of technology in agriculture, says Ben Raskin, director of agroforestry and horticulture at the UK’s Soil Association. This involves investing in modern farm equipment. But in the end, Mr. Raskin continues, people might need to divert their focus from quick remedies and look a bit further. So far, only about 10% of soil life is thought to have been discovered, based on scientists. Understanding the composition of the soil may lead to the development of whole new businesses in an effort to provide farmers with the best nutrients for their land. Returning to simple, tried-and-true techniques can result in new ideas.
- Who is Sadhguru?
- What percentage of the earth’s agricultural soil has lost its quality?
- According to David Montgomery, what factors contribute to soil degradation?
- What does modern plowing do?
- What advice does Ben Raskin give to farmers?
- What types of farming are common in your area?
- What types of crops are grown in your country? What about livestock?
- If you were a farmer, would you continue using a plow? Why or why not?
- Do you agree that today’s technology affects the quality of the soil?
- What can scientists (and even farmers) do to understand the composition of soil better?