Content tagged "agriculture"

What is grain?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

Grain is the kernel or seed of cereal grasses.Agricultural Sciences

What is a crop?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

 A crop is something that is grown for food, fiber, or fuel. Some examples of crops are:Agricultural Sciences

What are beef cattle?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

 Beef cattle are livestock that are raised for their meat.  The meat taken from the cow is called beef.  Therefore, cattle that are raised for their meat are...

What is a trellis?

Science for Youth Updated: June 19, 2012

Trellises are made out of posts and wire.  Trellises are used to give support to vine like plants.  Vineyards use trellises to support the grape vines.  The...

What is a small-sized farm?

Science for Youth Updated: June 12, 2012

A small-sized farm is one that earns less than 250 thousand dollars a year.  These farms are most often independent farms.  That means that they are worked...

What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?

Science for Youth Updated: June 07, 2012

We think of fruits as being sweet.  When we eat fruits, we are eating the fleshy part of the plant that protects the seeds.  This means that the seeds are...

What are dairy cattle?

Science for Youth Updated: April 11, 2012

Dairy cattle are livestock that are bred and raised for their milk.  Dairy cattle are raised on dairy farms.  The milk collected from the female cow is used...

What is a pesticide?

Science for Youth Updated: February 06, 2012

A  pesticide is a chemical that is used to kill or control a pest .  The term pest refers to any organism that bothers humans or hinders their activities....

Botrytis Blight of Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: December 13, 2011

 Gray sporulation of Botrytis cinerea.If there is a late freeze or even cold weather during bloom time, check the flowers and young fruit for the presence of...

How much can one acre of land produce?

Science for Youth Updated: December 12, 2011

Production of any resource from an acre of land is dependent upon the nature of the soil, terrain, location, and availability of moisture. Rocky and dry soil...

How much water does it take to grow one pound of food?

Science for Youth Updated: May 13, 2011

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