Performing farm work is not the only way that farmers can earn money. What’s the best way to do so by selling their crops for reasonable prices? There will always be a demand for food. Thus, the conclusion: selling produce will never be an obsolete business. Also, whoever said that that is where farmers’ efforts end? Because it doesn’t, their farm-related work extends to everything that any of us enjoy.
For instance, strumming a guitar produces a beautiful melody thanks to its firm and durable strings. Our ancestors naturally made strings by twisting plant fibers back in the day. This technique was made possible by the available farm crops that they harvested.
Or maybe you dream of a house isolated from people for the ultimate relaxation and peaceful environment? A place of your own immersed in nature will be perfect in having the tranquility you so desire. Now, this house will require materials that adapt to its surrounding environment. You’ll need lumbers, paints, brushes, tar papers, drywalls, tool handles, and particle boards. And where do all of these come from? Crops that farmers harvested.
Are you a fan of baseball? Did you know that farmed crops make the components of a baseball? Yes! Baseballs are made of cowhide which is the unbleached skin of a cow. The ball also consists of yarn from the most common plant crop – fiber, also known as cotton. At the same time, some wooden baseball bats came from trunks of maple trees.
Crops are truly fascinating when it comes to helping us in our daily lives, no doubt about that. But, how does crop production greatly help today? Because of their trap for pests control? Let’s start by knowing these six valuable crops:
One of the most used crops in our industry today is cotton. If you haven’t guessed, Cotton is from cotton plants—a warm-season woody annual shrub grown on an annual field crop. Cotton is believed to adapt to various environments allowing it to survive through good or harsh conditions. You can also use cotton for almost anything. For example, you can bury the stalks of the cotton underground to become an effective fertilizer. Their leaves are even used to produce pressed papers and cardboard.
Some vegetables may be appealing in our eyes (and stomachs). And some are only as good as decorations around the house. Seemingly though, the beauty behind vegetables is that they can be eaten either raw or cooked. They are known for their healthy and all-natural features that can help with nutrition. You can also process vegetables for growing or selling freshly to the market. They are even imported and exported widely for their stem, seeds, and flowers.
This field crop is the most important and oldest cereal crop that ever existed. So if you’re a bread for breakfast type of person, then you must know that your beloved is made up of wheat. Other pastries, cakes, crackers, and pasta are also made possible by wheat.
A wheat plant has long leaves and stems that are hollow in various ways. The process of wheat becoming food is very simple. The grain of the wheat is cleaned and conditioned with water for the kernel to break up correctly and then milled.
It is nice to sip a hot and well-stirred tea with vanilla creamer, isn’t that right? An excellent anti-oxidant to start your day. But did you know that the vanilla you just put in your tea is also an example of a crop? Vanilla beans are part of the fruit crop family. Vanilla beans are pounded into small pieces to expose the seeds inside the pod. Once the seed is exposed, oils produce unique flavors and aromas of pure vanilla.
What food are you craving today? Mine’s French fries. They are so good to eat and tasty. It must be because of the oil used in cooking them. And do you know where it comes from? The oil you use for cooking is an example of biofuel. Biofuel creation involves using something as basic as corn – a crop that belongs to the grass family. The grain of corn is called Poaceae and is also edible. In addition, corn is widely known as a survival food because of its “all complete nutrition.”
Rice also belongs to the family of grass, a close relative of Poaceae. Almost half of the world’s population is dependent on rice as a staple food. Rice production is pretty popular with Southeast Asian countries. It is cooked by boiling it. You can also pound rice grains for them to become flour. So the next time you will be baking a cake, you’ll be using what was once rice (aka flour) for that. Rice is also an excellent pair for various soups, side dishes, and main dishes in Asia, the Middle East, and other parts of the world.
Over the last decades, developments have made it possible for a mere curiosity to become general knowledge accepted by everyone. Who would’ve thought that the crops mentioned would be crucial in sustaining our daily lives and making the world go around? What’s the best way to plant them? From planting them to turning them into different products, it is remarkable how advancements and innovation never stop. The use of these crops dramatically affects the economy in the trading and consuming system. Thus, choosing the right crop for you will be the best way to engage in farming. Engaging with this kind of business needs a manual for a better experience. Luckily, some books are willing to help beginners embark on the most satisfying part of their lives.