Farming in the Texas Panhandle is a lifestyle. Corn is one of the largest produced crops in the world and in the panhandle. It is a lot of families’ lively hood. These families grow many crops, but corn seems to be one of the most popular. In order to grow corn, they need water, but with the recent drought, these families have been struggling to find alternative methods to produce high yields. Everything from simply just changing their crop to something that needs less water to scientist engineering new breeds of said crop so that it can flourish with less water. In this paper I will cover some of these methods and hopefully give an insight to what these farmers are dealing with on a daily basis.
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The current four year drought in California could threaten an increase in supply costs due to crop shortage and increased costs to farmers for crop production. One solution to this issue may be to raise the crop to supply the required ingredients.
Due to its biennual life cycle Brassica oleracea is exposed to seasonal changes in temperature that could limit its production. Brassica oleracea are the family of vegetables such as, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, etc. The most predominant types kale and cabbage were the ones used to conduct the experiment. Temperature variations are one of the principal factors that drive plant phenology. In agriculture some stresses can be minimized by using irrigation and fertilization. While others, however, are difficult to overcome due to fluctuations in air temperature. Seasonal changes in temperature limit geographical distribution and productivity of many important crops. The part of plants that are reactive to climate change are the plasma membrane
A Nebraska University study suggested that it takes time to modify a plant, and while this is being done, better conventional crops are being developed.(Fox)
Over-planting of tobacco causes irreparable damage to the soil and environment (World Health Organization). Bromfield used his knowledge of farming to come up with tactics to prevent the overuse of soil. As mentioned in the other writing assignment, Bromfield devised a plan that involved rotating the crops he planted every three years. This eliminated the need for the soil to be treated chemically, and for crops to be grown during the winter months. In this situation, Bromfield synthesized his farming intellect, business savvy, and a basic knowledge of chemistry to devise this 3-year rotation plan. Bromfield also showed off his planning ability and practical knowledge by doing away with the “Old, square fields” (Bromfield, pp. 56, 1948) and instead “contour around the hills rather than up and down” (Bromfield Year, pp. 56, 1948) the hills like the other farmers
This technological advancement permits plants to absorb nitrogen through the fertilizer produced. Nitrogen is a key component for photosynthesis, thus essential for plants growth and the production of food. Since, plants are incapable of absorbing the nitrogen in the atmosphere, the atmospheric nitrogen must be converted into ammonia. Therefore, the fertilizer produced through the combination of Nitrogen and Hydrogen is vital for plants. Although, ammonia hinders the environment and is the prominent chemical in the production of explosives, it has enable for food production to increase and sustain the constantly growing population around the world. Without the use of the Haber Process for fertilizer, starvation of many would be inevitable, since even with the utilization of fertilizer to increase the production of food, world hunger continues to exist. Not only does the utilization of fertilizer aid in the reduction of the lack of food but also lowers the cost of the food. Since, an abundance of food will influence the prices of food to
Crop rotation is a systematic approach to choosing which crop to plant where in your vegetable garden from one year to the next. The goals of crop rotation are to help manage soil fertility and to help reduce conflicts with soilborne diseases and soil-dwelling insects like corn. This process then changes the different types of nutrients in the soil helping the soil to have more nutrients and the crops to be better at resisting diseases and pests. One of the methods that was used with this appropriate farmer was fertilizer. Fertilizers were first used by farmers in the Middle Easter and European countries approximately eight thousand years ago. Biology of the plant: Another method used was cover crops. One of the cover crops that were used
Changes in global weather patterns has resulted in more crop failures and sharply higher
On September 14, 1979, Mr. Jerry Eckwood, vice president of the St. Louis National Bank was considering a loan request from a customer located in a nearby city. The company, Hampton Machine Too] Company, had requested renewal of an existing $1 million loan originally due to be repaid on September 30. In addition to the renewal of the existin- loan, Hampton was asking for an additional loan of $350,000 for planned equipment purchases in October. Under the terms of the company's request, both loans, totaling $1.35 million, would be repayable at the end of 1979.
Today, in current business-world, fraud becomes a daily occurrence and it is a serious threat for all organizations, whether they are partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies or even non-profit companies. Once perpetrators start to commit fraud, they will not stop by themselves, they will continue and commit more with the bigger number as they realize how easy it is. Therefore, fraud prevention program is very important for organizations since once a fraud has occurred then they will need a big effort to deal with it. The organizations will not only lose assets but they will lose time, legal fee, fraud investigator, negative publicity and other adverse consequences.
Ferguson & Son Manufacturing company is attempting to increase efficiency and reduce cost by introducing monthly performance reports for each department. Robert Ferguson Jr is trying to introduce this new type of accounting system and when you try something like this you will always run into some problems, but Robert is creating a culture of resentment.
The global climate is predicted to change rapidly over the next century and many environmental changes will happen (Houghton et al., 2001). The increasing of atmospheric CO2 concentration is the main reason for climate change phenomenon (IPCC Climate Change, 2007). As a result for increased atmospheric CO2, global surface temperatures are predicted to increase between 1.8 and 3.6 1C by the year 2100 (IPCC Climate Change, 2007). The increased temperature, will lead to soil water content decrease in some areas (Le Houerou, 1996). Agriculture is one of the most important sector for the survival of human life is highly affected by climate change (Deryng et al., 2014). Lobell and Field (2007), demonstrated a decrease in maize yields 8.3 % per 1 C rise, which improve the harmful effects of temperatures increases. Also the rising temperatures increase the rate of phenological development, leading to a smaller plant and less productivity due to life cycle shortage. In fact abiotic and biotic stress is a serious condition causing major problem for crop productivity. About 20 % of cultivable and at least half of irrigated lands around the world are severely affected by environmental stresses. However, in these conditions, there are plant populations successfully adapted and evolutionarily different in their strategy of stress tolerance (Choudhary et al., 2016). One of the most vulnerable stages of plant development to temperature stress is the pollination phase because of pollen’s
Yield monitors collect information on growing conditions throughout the year that are reflected in yields, and yield variability across a farmer’s fields gives a rich source of information on the effectiveness of recent practices. Farmers
With a changing climate it is important to direct investment towards those crop varieties that are able to withstand the increasing stress caused by changes in temperature and precipitation, as well as other changes that climate changes could cause indirectly, such as changes in pest and disease patterns (Vermeulen et al., 2011). Currently, several research organisations are working to develop new or improved crop varieties with greater resilience to the effects of climate change and capable of satisfying future demand for food. Privately funded research centres are becoming more active in this field as well.