WHAT ARE CROPS?
A crop is a non-animal species or variety that is grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, fuel or for any other economic purpose. While the term “crop” most commonly refers to plants, it can also include species from other biological kingdoms. For example, mushrooms like shiitake, which are in the fungi kingdom, can be referred to as crops.
Major world crops include maize (corn), wheat, rice, soybeans, hay, potatoes and cotton.
is defined as the techniques applied to the farming production of crops.
This section includes articles on crop management principles and techniques that apply beyond a specific crop.
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