To combat the growing population, which is expected to exceed 10 billion by 2050, agriculture producers of the future will have to use; herbicide technology, new brush mechanical technology, prescribed burns, and biological practices. What exactly are these methods and how do they work? Herbicide technology refers to weed killers, which assists in assuring the quality of crop growth. Brush mechanical technology is simply just gadgets, tools, and machinery which assists in making the farming process easier.
Prescribed burns, which suggests the instant in which farmers burn existing crops to make room for new ones, this betters the quality of the soil on farming lands. Biological practices in agriculture tie to the understanding of the chemical makeup of soils. Ranchers and farmers in years to come will need a good to have a good understanding of these agricultural practices, so that they may be able to convert ungrazable and unsustainable pastures into grazable pastures and farming land, to help sustain crops as well as cow/calf numbers, and ultimately the general population. Understanding the genetic makeup of soil is an important part of creating grazable pastures, and or farming lands.
That way agriculturists of the future can study the soils they work with then be able to manipulate it and add products to sustain that crop or stock. Since every soil type is different, a good comprehension of soils and the science of herbicides is important. Herbicide has been modified over the years to where now we use a much smaller amount of substance and do a better job of controlling brush and weed, this technology is still expected to improve with new sciences. As well as this community gardens and raised beds in urban areas will have to become more common practices, so that farming can still be utilized in urban areas.
In conclusion, as urban development takes away valuable agricultural land, we as beef producers, farmers, or ranchers, will have to produce more with less. For example, future agriculture producers will have to produce more beef cattle with smaller acreage, so that we meet our beef production demands. If unable to meet said demands, our future generations will be faced with having to eat lab grown meats. Which as an agriculturalist, this is something we would like to naturally prevent.