Crop Essays

  • Barley: The Versatile Crop

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    Barley: The Versatile Crop Barley is a very important grain in the world today. It is very versatile in every way. It has been well adapted through its evolution. It has a very mysterious and much debated beginning. Now however, barely has become well known and so have its many uses. Barley, which is of the genus Hordeum, is a cereal that belongs to the grass family Poaceae. Barley has many different varieties. The most common is Hordeum vulgare, which is a six-rowed type of barley that has a

  • Genetically Modified Crops

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    Genetically Modified Crops Genetically modified crops (GM crops) climb to the top on the hotly debated issues list of society. In 1996, no GM crops were cultivated on a commercial scale in the United States. In 2002, 75% of soya, 71% of cotton, and 34% of all maize grown in America is GM ("Grim Reaper" 1). Many issues surround this controversial topic such as safety, ethics, and foreign relations. Many of these concerns are well stressed in mass media, but sometimes biased views are the

  • Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability

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    Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability Agriculture is responsible for providing food for an ever-growing population, and as it becomes clear that yields cannot continue to rise without limit, sustainability of agricultural practices becomes an increasingly important question. The soil is a precious resource in which all of agriculture has its base, and careful management of this complex system is essential. Crop rotation is one of the most important management practices in a sustainable agriculture

  • Weed Control Management in Crop Production

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    Weed Control Management in Crop Production Eons ago, our ancestors were a nomadic peoples that relied on their physical abilities as well as luck to survive. Our ancestors were a people that obtained their food through hunting and gathering. With the intelligence inherent of the human race, our ancestors soon realized that the hunting and gathering life style was not very reliable, nor did it allow much in the way of free time. The search began for an easier way to get food. Soon people realized

  • Crop Circles Essay

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    Crop circles are have been a mystery for a very long time and multiple movies and documentaries have been made by famous directors about this phenomenon. The most famous movie about this unique phenomenon starred Mel Gibson and was called Signs. Crop circles are designs that have been found in fields. A crop circle could be anything from a regular circle to a very challenging design called a pictogram. People believe that it could be anything from just pranks to aliens to a natural disaster. The

  • Genetically Engineered Food Crops: Benefits Outweigh Risks

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    Genetically Engineered Food Crops: Benefits Outweigh Risks Genetically engineered (GE) food crops have caused heated debate in the food industry for many decades and have caused many consumers major concern. According to Dr. Carroll Rawn, a biology professor at Seton Hall University, genetically engineering food entails taking genes from a certain crop and inserting those genes in the DNA of another. This process changes the nucleotide sequence of the crop and, therefore, its characteristics

  • Mysterious Crop Circles

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    explained. For the last few decades, crop circles have been appearing all around the world, yet we do not have a clear scientific explanation for them. Crop circles are defined as some kind of circular geometric patterns on crops such as wheat, barley, and corn, (Meder 2007). They are made within a very short period of time without any mistakes. There are over 12,000 circles found with complicated patterns and large in scale, (Crystalinks 2009) Many of the crop circles were found to be a manmade,

  • Crop Circles: Hoax or Truth?

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    Crop circles have been a mystery ever since they first appeared. In today’s world, people merely glance at an article about them. They simply brush it off to the side saying that “it has to be fake” or “it can’t be real”. Pat Delgado, a former NASA engineer, said, “It is perfectly natural to ask if crop circles are hoaxes, but very difficult to explain why they cannot be hoaxed satisfactorily” (Silva “Crop Circles”). Crop circles are very mysterious and interesting in many ways. A way this can be

  • The Alien Formation of Crop Circles

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    1600’s, crop circles have fascinated millions. Originally from the town of Hertfordshire, UK, the first circle was claimed to be by the “Mowing-Devil”, as found in an English newspaper dated back to 1678. (Gail) The image in the center of the paper depicts a small, devilish creature with a scythe, mowing two rectangular, offset circles. Modern circles form themselves in anything that will take imprint, typically in fields of oats, barley, or corn. (Pringle 5) Since the 1600’s forward, crop circles

  • Advantages Of Sustainable Crop Production

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    Sustainable crop production is a way of growing or raising food in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner. FThis includes adhering to agricultural and food production practices that do not harm the environment, that provide fair treatment to workers, and that support and sustain local communities. FSustainable crop production is in contrast to industrial crop production, G which generally relies upon monocropping (growing only one crop in a large area of land), intensive application

  • An Argument for Farmers Needing Help

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    prices of the crop are steady decreasing. How are farmers supposed to make a substantial income when the prices are overwhelming? Can the government not allow a set income for farmers each year, in addition to their profit? Twenty years ago when prices equaled each other. A farmer would purchase seed that was harvested from the year before, formerly known as “brown bag seed.” This seed usually ran for five dollars a bag. There are now ways of technology that help make a more productive crop. This makes

  • Colonization

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    Colonization During the early years of colonization and exploration in North America and Africa, many New World "collided" and brought to each other many new things, both good and bad. There were exchanges of ideas, products and crops that greatly advanced the cultures of all involved, but on the other hand, new diseases, and harsh treatment of one another were also present. Before the arrival of the Europeans to present day United States, the Native Americans treated their homeland with

  • Editing photos steps

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    To begin editing your photos, click the Edit button on the main screen. A variety of editing options are available. Select & Crop Crop a photo, or select a portion to be turned into a new layer. Enhance Perform color correction or modification on your photos. Paint Tools Draw on your photo and use other photo retouching functions like Sharpen or Remove Red-Eye. Special Effects Modify your image with special effect filters. Text Add text to your photos. Layers Different parts

  • What Is Mustard (Brassica)?

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    is a rotational cover or winter annual crop i.e., mostly used in vegetable and as well as production of raw crop. Mustard crop mostly have the potential to prevent suppress weeds, erosion, alleviate soil compaction, soil-borne pests and scavenge nutrients (Clark, 2007). Mustard crop has fastest fall growth, high production of biomass, and nutrient scavenging capability following for high insert of cash crops. Field mustard that can be grown as a cover crop alone or in a mix with other family of Brassica

  • Pesticides: Feeding the World

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    trace residues. Organic food growers often use pesticides derived from natural sources to protect their crops. Many man-made pesticides are less toxic than naturally-occurring ones. Without the availability of crop protection products, it is estimated that current world fruit and vegetable production would decline by as much as 40% and fruit and vegetable prices would increase by up to 70% (Crop Protection Institute, 1997). Even with today's technology, food production would be considerably lower

  • Cotton: The Fabric of Our Lives

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    that is used everyday, by everyone, in one way or another. It has qualities that have made it a choice crop for centuries around the world. Today though, cotton is being largely displaced by synthetic fibers that have qualities that exceed the natural crop plant. These fibers can also be mass-produced and sold at relatively lower costs. Still, cotton stands alone as the most utilized fiber crop plant used around the world. Also known as "King Cotton," in the United States, it was the major force

  • Potato Blight Essay

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    this article is regarding the banning and lack of approval for blight-resistant potatoes in the european union. Late potato blight, a potato disease caused by the the eukaryotic microorganism phytophthora infestans, is a significant cause for loss of crop and yield by potato farmers. Looking back to the past, the blight was responsible for the catastrophic Irish Great Famine of the 1840s causing eradication of their main food source, potatoes. As a result of the blight, potatoes become rotten and unsafe

  • Yanomamo

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    of twenty thousand who live in about two hundred and fifty widely dispersed villages in Brazil and Venezuela. It was first thought that the Yanomamo were a group of hunter-gatherers, but contrary to that thought they actually cultivate their own crops for food. They also hunt and forage, but only as needed. While the Yanomamo travel for several weeks when the jungle fruits and vegetables are ripe, they are a tribal society settled in villages, which break into small groups to go off on collecting

  • Agriculture Industry

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    John Deere's products. These factors can be categorized as Financial, Crops, Crop Prices, Line Stock Prices, Farm Equipment and the competition. Financial factors include interest rates, credit availability, currency exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policies set by the government, net farm income and government regulated price floors on the agriculture segment. Crops/Crop Prices include planed acreage, grain export and crop prices of wheat, corn, soybeans and cotton. Live Stock prices that

  • The Benefits Of Monocropping Corn

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    our fragile ecosystems; therefore, the only solution is change. America has gone to the dogs. Big corporate leaders have turned food into a business with the only goal more money instead of helping the country prosper. They turned to cheaper corn crops which, when monocropped, are a detriment to our nation. Graham Land, Editor in Chief of says: While writing about Colony Collapse Disorder (the disappearance of the world’s honeybee population) I came across an article by Canadian