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Agriculture the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products to sustain and enhance human life. The goal of agriculture is basically for food production and other human needs such as clothing, medicines, tools, artistic display and dwelling, or for economic gain or profit.

Agriculture has two main divisions: plant or crop production and animal or livestock production. All farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of dryland farming. Livestock are raised in a combination of grassland-based and landless systems, in an industry that covers almost one-third of the world's ice- and water-free area.

The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. In the developed world, industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture has become the dominant system of modern farming, although there is growing support for sustainable agriculture, including permaculture and organic agriculture.

vCalc's Agriculture library contains content relevant to the techniques and technologies of crop and livestock production.

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Agriculture Calculators

Agriculture Collections

Agriculture Equations

  • Corn Sample Row Length by vCalc
  • Five Ear Sample Average by vCalc
  • Kitchen Units by vCalc
  • Thousandth Acre Row by vCalc
  • Volume to English Units by vCalc
  • Above ground Storage Tank (AST) Volume by KurtHeckman
  • alvinsample by alvinmuch
  • Average number of kernels on five ears by KurtHeckman
  • Big Recipe Amounts by KurtHeckman
  • Biodiesel from Rapeseed Canola by KurtHeckman
  • Biodiesel from Soybeans by KurtHeckman
  • Corn Crop Value by pro
  • Corn Grain Yield Estimator by KurtHeckman
  • Corn Grain Yield Estimator with Moisture Correction by KurtHeckman
  • Corn to Products by KurtHeckman
  • Corn Yield (thousandth acre sample) by KurtHeckman
  • Crop Calories by KurtHeckman
  • Dairy Herd Production by KurtHeckman
  • Field Size Acres by KurtHeckman
  • Free Range Max Poultry Population by MichaelBartmess
  • Fruit Production by KurtHeckman
  • Hand Pump Volume by KurtHeckman
  • Hydraulic Conductivity by TeddyCamelus
  • Japanese Rice Weights by jmorris
  • Kernels per Ear of Corn by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Area de Superficie by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Peso del Hormigón by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Volumen by KurtHeckman
  • Price of Corn by KurtHeckman
  • Sedum Seed Per Acre by MichaelBartmess
  • Seed Per Acre by MichaelBartmess
  • Simple Corn Yield by KurtHeckman
  • slab - volume by KurtHeckman
  • Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) by Titan
  • Weight of a Horse by equineSarah
  • Weight of meat on a goat by AndrewBudd
  • Weight of meat on a hog by AndrewBudd
  • Weight of meat on a sheep by AndrewBudd
  • Weight of meat on a steer by AndrewBudd

Agriculture Constants

Agriculture Datasets