Florist begin cultivation of Flowers

The first to be cultivated was the Tulip in 1554. as the story goes, Tulips were imported into Europe. Continue reading

Rice now dates back to 11,500 years ago.

Up to the end of the 1900s it was widely believed that rice originated in India circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

First Agricultural Research Station Built … and still around

John Bennet Lawes, an English Agronomist and founder of the artificial fertilizer industry, built the first agricultural research station on his Estate at Rothamsted, England. Continue reading

Oranges Cultivated in China

China began cultivating oranges no later than 2200 BCE. Continue reading

Rural Agriculture First taught at Oxford University

Before 1790, agriculture was a family run business. Continue reading

Millet Resistance to Drought

Cultivation of a crop called Millet began in China circa 2700 BCE. Continue reading

Farmer’s Almanac Discovered in 1949

In 1949 there was a discovery of a Farmers' Almanac in the Sumerian city of Nippur (modern day Niffer, Iraq). Continue reading

Maize Cultivation in Tehuacán Valley

Maize (aka Corn) cultivation in the Tehuacán Valley of the central Mexican state of Puebla, showed up around 2700 BCE. Continue reading

Self Propelled Rotary Cultivator, a Canadian Invention

Robert Romaine, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, developed/invented the self propelled rotary Cultivator in 1855. Continue reading

First Roman Greenhouses

Roman greenhouses were covered with thin sheets of translucent stone and in use the first century CE. Continue reading