Crops of the World-F2011-KEY

Crops of the World-F2011-KEY - Crops of the World 10 points...

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Crops of the World 10 points PLNT 1213 Name: KEY FALL 2011 CWID: ______________________ Seat number: _________________ Section: __________________ Read Chapter 1, pages 13-18. Answer the following questions before class . 1. Name the 7 crops that account for 75% of the world’s field crop production Wheat, rice, corn, soybean, barley, sorghum, millet (p. 13) 2. Give three reasons why crop yield has increased since 1900 Increased fertilizer use, increased pesticide use, more irrigation, more productive cultivars, improved cultural practices, timelier field operations, shfits of many of the crops to more productive areas or areas where they can be produced more economically with less labor (p.14) 3. How many farms were in the United States in 1969 and 1997? 1969- 2,858,051 1997-1,911,859 (chart p. 17) 4. Name the leading state for the following crops for 2000-2003: (chart p. 16) Corn (grain)- Iowa (IA) Peanut- Georgia (GA) Wheat (winter)- Kansas (KS) Cotton- Texas (TX) Soybean- Illinois (IL)
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