Agriculture is much more than you think: Here are 7 different branches you need to know.
22 Jul, 2020
Agriculture is a very broad stream. It is not just the cultivation of crops but it involves the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms that are necessary to sustain life. We have enormous opportunities in these agriculture domains. One can opt anyone according to his preference and choice. So, below are the different branches of agriculture with their proper description.
The Horticulture branch of agriculture mainly concerns the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, fruits, spices, condiments, ornamental plants, and beverages. These products are the secondary needs but are important too. One can try his hands in this domain along with conventional farming. It is the science and art of development, sustainable production, marketing, and use of high value intensively cultivated food and ornamental plants.
This branch of agriculture deals with the cultivation of different crops such as food crops, fibre crops, fodder crops, sugar, oilseeds, etc. The main motive of this domain is to satisfy the basic needs of people. The specialisation required for this branch includes crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil fertility, weed control, etc. A large number of people are involved in this specific branch of agriculture.
This specific domain has perennial products like rubber, timber, wood etc. It generally produces products that work as raw material for various industries. This specific area of agriculture is mostly governed by the forest department. It is more important from the industrial perspective.
Animal husbandry is a practice that deals with breeding and raising of livestock that are further used for human needs or as manure for crops. It includes pig farming, poultry farming, etc. It involves a risk factor, you have to very attentive in this practice otherwise, your small mistake can lead to a huge loss of animal lives as well as your investment.
This particular branch of agriculture focuses on breeding and fostering of fishes. It includes both inland and marine fishes. It provides food and manure for crops. This too has the same parameter of serious attention and care. It requires a lot of care and protection. You must have proper knowledge of different breeds of fishes and their food procedures.
All these branches of agriculture have their own importance. One can choose from the
above that suits all the available resources to them. Also, financial aid is given by state and central government through different schemes in every branch of agriculture. Then after proper analysis move forward towards it with proper dedication, the result will be definitely in your favour.
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