Agricultural Versus Environmental Science: A Green by J. S. Kidd

By J. S. Kidd

The effect society has at the development and reputation of latest technology - and vice versa - is larger than most folk imagine. for example, during the last 5 years, occasions point out that voters' perspectives have helped switch the focal point of the learn and improvement conducted by means of either the U.S. division of Agriculture and via the Environmental defense organisation. Likewise, citizen activities have encouraged the course of the actions of companies resembling the area financial institution of their efforts to enhance agriculture and residing stipulations within the constructing international locations of the realm. the hot "Science and Society" set not just highlights the "what" of technology, but additionally the "why," the "how," and the "who." every one quantity presents an available, authoritative view of the historical past and present country of a selected factor. With a spotlight on humanizing technological know-how, this set brings each one topic - from pollution to nuclear strength to common medications - to lifestyles through displaying scholars the entire components that inspire learn and revealing how scientists compete and collaborate with each other. by way of exploring the connections among technology and society, particularly in arguable parts, every one publication illustrates either how society helps technological know-how and the way technological know-how in go back helps society. each one quantity comprises an advent supplying an outline of the subject, entire chapter-by-chapter assurance, dozens of black-and-white images and line illustrations, a beneficial index and word list, lists of web sites and recommendations for additional interpreting that let readers easy accessibility to certain details.

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Most of his message was about adopting good, standard cultivation methods. Farmers were encouraged to practice careful seed selection, use fertilizers, and plant early so that cotton could be harvested before the weevils matured and ate the crop. Many farmers were not enthusiastic about these ideas. In order to convince skeptics about the validity of these practices, Knapp and his backers formed the first cooperative demonstration farm in 1903. On this farm, working farmers—not students or teachers—demonstrated practical methods to combat the weevil.

Many religious beliefs are indirectly tied to observations about maintaining good health. Jewish law, for example, specifically prohibits the consumption of pork. Some believe that this law was written to avoid sickness. Scientists now know that undercooked pork may contain a dangerous parasite. A First Step Today, cleanliness and sanitation are basic principles in all public health policies. Sanitation practices include waste water 20 The Environment and Public Health 21 S treatment, garbage collection, water purification, and street cleaning.

Slowly and patiently, these agents persuaded farmers to adopt new practices and ideas about farming. The Smith-Lever Act also financed an essential two-way communication system. The system was composed of faculty members at colleges and universities, research scientists at agricultural experiment stations, extension agents, and farm families. The agents would inform the farmers of new farming methods, technology, and ideas presented by the teachers and scientists. In turn, the farmers asked the extension agents to help with their problems.

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