Agriculture | Crops
Agricultural plants, also known as crops, are plant products that are typically grown and harvested as food for humans or sustenance for livestock. Critical to the development of sedentary human civilizations that gave rise to cities, the output of agricultural science has made it possible to create the food surpluses necessary for sustaining ever rising populations around the world. Plant crops range in uses from food crops to horticulture, floriculture, and industrial crops. In terms of global crop production, the largest yearly production crops by weight are sugarcane, maize, rice, wheat, and potatoes.
Planting crops is a process that needs multiple steps. The steps include prepping the soil, checking the genetic potential of the seed, a fertilizer strategy, as well as the necessary equipment. The equipment that is necessary to plant crops are grain drills and a planter.
The 3 main crops that are grown throughout the world include corn, wheat, and rice which are all grains. These crops typically make up the greater part of the world’s population diet and are known as food staples. Food staples are usually eaten regularly or sometimes daily.
Farming began about 12,000 years ago and became a catalyst for the way that people lived and society developed. After farming began the previous traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyles that were followed were pushed aside and disregarded in favor of permanent settlements as well as a reliable food supply.