Protecting water is essential for sustainable agriculture – meeting the growing demand for food production while protecting the natural resources on which the world depends.
Water is continuously in motion
Agriculture works with all parts of the water cycle. Farmers rely on precipitation to grow their crops and pastures. They use groundwater and surface water for livestock watering, household use and crop spraying. They also move surface water around through irrigation and drainage.
Too much water?
Sometimes, if it rains too much, farmers decide to drain water off their fields. Proper drainage is essential to prevent nutrient run-off, controlling flooding and minimizing soil erosion.
Journey 2050 Lesson: 3
This resource is a great addition to Lesson 3 – Water
What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?
snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.
Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics here.
Sources available at: https://aitc-canada.ca/en-ca/learn-about-agriculture
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