How does technology affect agriculture?

1 Answer
Aug 14, 2016

Technology can be used to help increase the yield of crops.


Recombinant DNA technology can be used to create genetically modified crops with desired properties,such as high herbicide tolerance and resistance against viral and fungal infections,reducing the amount of herbicides and fungicides needed to be sprayed on crops,which is good for the environment.

Synthentic nitrogen fertilisers obtained through the Haber process which creates ammonia.
Use of equipment such as combine harvesters and water sprinklers means less manual labour is needed,although agriculture is still labour intensive.