effects of bush burning on agricultural activity and ecosystem

What is Bush burning and its effect on agricultural production 
First what is Bush burning?
 Bush burning is the act of burning the bush or setting it on fire in order to clear out the vegetation after clearing the farm for planting of crops and other farm cultivation processes. 


The Burning of bush to is planting of crops is important and can also be very dangerous to us agricultural production or activities.
 But on this article I am going to Dwell more on the effect of burning the bush in order to plant 
Burning the bush during cultivation season or planting operations and Bush burning may sound logical and to some It can be illogical buying all the same one the bush has his own effect which are very destructive to crop yield 

The following are the effect of bush burning to agricultural production and activities 

1. Bush burning destroys the organic matter in the soil. 
How Bush burning destroys organic matters within the soil is very simple because when we set the bush on fire it ends up burning the top most soil which consists of loamy soil a soil type that has a mix of moisture organic decay materials which invariably will be turned to ashes thereby destroying the nutrition content of the same soil 

2. As a result of bush burning or setting the farm on fire in order to clear out the dirts and grasses, the atmosphere is polluted with smoke 


3. During Bush burning many of the microorganisms that are found in the soil, majorly  the topmost soil is killed through the fire

 4. Another major effect of bush burning is that  Bush burning brings about the growth and appearance of different set of plants like weed which compete for nutrient with planted crops 


5. Another simple effect of bush burning is that it exposes the soil to erosion and leaching.
 Leaching and erosion that affect the topmost soil is the result of destruction caused by Bush burning to the top most soil 

6. Another effect of bush burning is that when we burn the bush, it releases minerals like potassium and phosphorus to the soil in form of ash 
The ash produced by Bush burning give the soil slightly alkaline nature


7. Bush burning renews the growth of dried grasses which encourages sprouting.


8 Most natural food chain is disrupted within the ecosystem when we burn the bush

9 Bush burning may lead to Extinction of some animals like the one that happen in Australia in 2020

10. When we set the bush on fire it helps to break dormancy of some seed which naturally does not die on his own as a result we destroy some species of plants


11. Last of all but not the least of the effect of bush burning on agricultural production is when we burn the bush it reduces the water holding capacity of the soil.



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first and second laws of thermodynamics

The first and second laws of thermodynamics Thermodynamics ordinarily heat changes. What this means is that thermodynamics means changes that takes place in from one body to another in reference to their heat capacity. Ok accurately energy is a form of heat or another word heat is a form of energy and how it can be changed or converted from one form medium to another is governed by two law. In the science field energy cannot be destroyed it can only be converted so we have so many types of energy forms which I will not be listing on this article but from subsequent articles I will be able to treat types of energy So what are the two laws of thermodynamics? First law of thermodynamics. This law called the first law of thermodynamics state or simply put this way it says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. What this means is that you can easily gain energy by adding energy from other sources but you cannot create energy from the scratch and that means that energy is static in nature. it is not created, it is gained, added to become more but you can't create a fresh energy out of nothing. So in a nutshell what the first law of thermodynamics states that we can transform as in transfer or change energy from one body to another adding up the number or quantity of energy present in the new organism but it cannot be destroyed Second law of thermodynamics. A statement of fact the second law of thermodynamics states that in any conversion of energy from one form to another there is always a decrease in the amount of useful energy present in the new organisms that the energy is transferred to. Let me quickly explain what this second law of thermodynamics implies ok what this is saying is that the law states that no transformation of energy from one state to another is over hundred percent accurate or hundred percent in terms of the energy retention which means the mediums or the conversion process will have to reduce the energy that is been transferred from the initial quantity In summary of the laws of thermodynamics we can assume that their political phenomena or event can be explained using thermodynamics. So in summary of this we are saying that the first law states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed or they can be changed from one form to another why the second law of thermodynamics states that the energy is self can never be transferred if you are going to transfer say at least 300g of of energy and then you expect to get the same amount after transferring it, that is not possible A short summary is that you can't create energy That energy can only be transferred and not created This law states that you can never get the same amount of energy after transferring it from one form to another Of the first and second law of thermodynamics is that you should never expect to get the same amount of energy after transferring or conversion there will always be a decrease in quantity The importance of the first and second laws of thermodynamics The first importance or advantage of the laws of thermodynamics is that the ecological phenomenon or event in life can be explained using the laws of thermodynamics The laws of thermodynamics can also be used to explain the energy transfer or generated through the sun and to the producer and to the final consumer in the food chain World importance of the laws of thermodynamics is that it can also be used to explain the pyramid of energy in the food chain or ecosystem As much as there is a transfer of energy through the various trophic levels and part of this energy is lost as heat therefore the laws of thermodynamics is very important in explaining what happens to energy loss during transfer It is important for you to know that as a science student trying to find out what happens to energy transfer from the sun to the producer of food in in a food chain and to the consumers and to the tertiary consumers you will understand that using the second law the transfer of energy between trophic levels is not hundred percent 100% or it is not completely transferred Here are a few questions that will help you understand what energy transfers or the laws of thermodynamics is talking abouts 1. How does energy living organisms carried out energy transmission The answer to this question is very simple to refer that every food we eat contains energy and energy is the power to do to carry out our everyday activity so when we eat food like grass fishes milk we are consuming energy giving food Thank you for coming to our place today to read some of our articles feel free to leave us your comment behind and also use social media handles to help us share this article

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