Agriculture and Forestry

  • Sergey M. GovorushkoEmail author


Agriculture and forest management are two closely related fields. Their similarity can be found both in their aims (to a greater or lesser degree, they are oriented on food provision for the population and raw materials supply for different industries) and in their basic operating principles (based on the growth of living organisms in the process of their development). This similarity can be seen the best when plant growing is compared to forest management. In both cases, practically identical methods of growing, enhancement and increase of productivity, using fertilizers, and protection from weeds (herbicides) and pests (pesticides) are used. The differences lay primarily in the duration of the production cycle: half a year for crop farming, 3–5 years for horticulture, but not less than 10 years for forestry. Besides, the object of agriculture greatly depends on human involvement. For many countries and international organizations (e.g., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), forestry is a part of the agricultural sector.


Livestock Grazing Forest Restoration Agricultural Equipment Timber Processing Plant Community Succession 
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  1. 1.Pacific Geographical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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