What Is The Importance Of Chemistry In The Field Of Agriculture?


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Shane Richardson Profile
Chemistry has been very beneficial to agriculture in a number of ways.
Some of the biggest contributions of chemistry in agriculture are as follows:

· Fertilizers

It is thanks to chemistry that we have fertilizers which have become a very valuable way of producing the largest yield of crops possible with as little waste as possible.

Fertilizers encourages growth in crops so you actually end up with a larger sized fruit or vegetable than if you naturally grew them.

· Plastic pipes for improved irrigation

Plastic was derived from chemistry and this is widely used in agriculture. It can be argued that one of the most important uses of plastic in farming is the pipes for irrigation. This has increased irrigation massively which results in a better environment for the crops to prosper in.

· Pest control

Chemistry has been at the heart of developing pest control products that will keep away insects yet not harm the crops or make them poisonous for human consumption. This is a huge bonus as a lot of insects and animals can literally eat in to a lot of the farmers profits.

Chemistry has been and still is closely linked to a lot of the progression seen in agriculture. It pushes the boundaries with innovative new ways of combating potential problems or helping increase productivity and quality of produce with a small outlay.

If this is a homework question then it is highly advised you do a bit more research into what else chemistry has done for agriculture. Simply copying this answer would make the task a little worthless.
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Anonymous answered
Use of Chemistry in Agriculture:
1. Formulation of fertilizer. Proper amount of fertilizer will determine your optimum yield in crops which in turn gives you more profit.
2. Application of pesticides. Knowledge in chemistry will help you determine the right dosage, right chemicals to apply in controlling pest in your crops, thus minimizing the loss in your profit.
3. Formulation of vitamins, feeds ratio and vaccines for animals needs at least basic knowledge in chemistry.
4. Understanding the biological and physiological process of all domesticated livestocks and plants are all based on the basic knowledge in biology and chemistry.
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Made of pesticides and fertilizers.
Xelenadolores Dermate Profile

Food preservatives like sodium benzoate ,salicylic acid.

Bases for preventing excess acidity in the soil like quicklime(calcium oxide),slaked lime and chalk(calcium carbonate).

Insecticides for killing unwanted pests and insects like locusts that destroy large acres of farmland like DDT,aldrin and chlorinated hydrocarbons,gamaxin and flit.

Fertilisers like nitrogen compounds(urea,ammonium nitrate,ammonium sulphate),superphosphate.

Herbicides for killing weeds and fungicides.

Conversion of atmospheric nitrogen to nitric acid in lightening and mixing with calcium carbonate in the soil forming nitrates and nitrites for the plants to use .

Alex hales Perry Profile

Chemistry in the agriculture Field is nothing but a study of chemistry and biochemistry. It is very important for the agriculture production. The goals of agricultural chemistry are to expand understanding of the causes and effects of biochemical reactions related to plant and animal growth.

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