Is agriculture really a science?
- 2 months ago
Yes, agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock.
- JohnLv 64 months ago
Watch AgPHD on the RFD channel. Weed of the Week is the highlight. True story, Obama tried to shut down the RFD channel but I and many others signed a petition which kept it on the air.
- dfLv 44 months ago
Yes you can get a BS in it at my local uni
- 4 months ago
Yes, Agriculture really a science. Day by day different type of experiment come in front of us like plant, tree etc. which is more beneficial for human being
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- Anonymous4 months ago
No, and yes.
You can plant & grow food by watering.
But to 'optimize' growing is very scientific, as is understanding "what went wrong" when things get diseased or die.
- οικοςLv 74 months ago
Can you postulate and test hypotheses in agriculture? Sure. That makes it a science.
- random_manLv 74 months ago
Yes. Specifically, it would be considered an "applied science".
- DixonLv 74 months ago
Not really, it's too far down the line of emergent properties and it is more like engineering in that the purpose is to make stuff (food). You can probably find Agricultural Science as a subject to study but the general rule is that if a course has the word Science in the title, it isn't a science. But you can take a scientific approach to a subject (ie theories, testing, evidence etc), which is what would distinguish Agricultural Science from a historical study or modern dogma.
Just as a comparison, I work in electronics and I don't consider that a science either.
- TeresaLv 64 months ago
Yes, there's university courses : "Agricultural Science provides the research, technology and information for the sustainable and ethical development of the agricultural industry. Your studies will include soil science, genetics, cropping systems, soil-plant interaction, livestock production, agricultural economics and grain marketing."
- megalomaniacLv 74 months ago
Agriculture itself is the process of growing food (i.e. that's what farmers do). Agricultural science is indeed real science, in fact a mixture of several different areas of science, studying the process by which people grow food.