Plant cultivation or plant production (often also soil cultivation in ethnology ) is the planned agricultural or horticultural cultivation of useful plants and also ornamental plants. The focus is on the production of high-quality plant-based food, whereby the cultivation and cultivation of indoor plants are also summarized under the keyword plant production.
Sub-areas of crop production
- Useful plants :
- Ornamental plants , houseplants , ornamental plants , floristry
- Nurseries .
- Forest .
Fields of activity crop production
Plant cultivation encompasses several areas of work, including above all soil-related agricultural principles ( arable farming and site studies ). The most efficient use of location factors such as soil, water and light is at the center of these work areas. These influence the growth of the plants and should therefore be used as much as possible. Yield formation, which deals with the physiological processes in the plant that ensure the yield of plant products such as fruits, grain or oil, is also an important part of crop cultivation. In addition, the fields of plant breeding , plant nutrition and phytomedicine ( plant protection ) also belong to plant cultivation. In today's plant cultivation theory, greater value is placed on sustainable cultivation with resource and environmentally friendly measures.
The subject of the theory and practice of crop production is called ( agricultural ) building science , the scientific discipline of crop science .
- proplanta.de - Basic information on the most important cultivated plants
- Plant cultivation dictionary
- Walter Hirschberg (Ed.): Dictionary of Ethnology. New edition, 2nd edition, Reimer, Berlin 2005, pp. 54–55.
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