There is very little that is “new” in agriculture. Most agricultural problems were encountered and solved centuries ago. These proven technologies have been largely forgotten or dismissed as “subsistence agriculture” or various other pejorative tags such as the dreaded “organic farming”. Modern agronomists are constantly “going back to the future” = rediscovering the knowledge of our Great-Great-Great-Great grandfathers. For example, “no-till agriculture” was widely practiced in the Middle Ages. Back then, no-till was done by hand. Today, farmers use high-tech machinery to do the same work.
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