Briefly discuss five (5) importances of Biochemistry in Agricultural Science
Prevent diseases and Enhance Yield/ growth: It helps for prevention, treatment of diseases and also increase the production or yield.
Adulteration: Even the composition of food material produced, their alteration or adulteration for example in honey can be found by biochemical tests.
Biochemical tests for the pesticide residues or other toxic waste in plant, food grain and soil can be evaluated. Hence during import and export of food grains a biochemical check of the toxic residues is done to fix the quality.
In animal husbandry, the quality of milk can be checked by biochemical tests. It also helps diagnose any disease condition in animals and birds.
In fisheries the water quality is regularly monitored by biochemical tests. Any drastic change in water chemistry & composition of fishery ponds can lead to vast death of fishes and prawns.