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.