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Systemic herbicide - where the chemical is first absorbed into the system of the plant and all roots are killed as well as the foliage. Contact herbicide kills only the area contact with chemical so make not have a complete kill.
Crop rotation - A practice to vary from year to year what is grown on a particular piece of land. This helps to avoid the build-up of pests and diseases specific to a particular crop. One crop may also put back into the soil nutrients taken out by another.
Gimmer - A female sheep that has been weaned but not yet sheared. i.e. about 6 months There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
Fallow - Idle crop land. Healthy soil should not lie barren of plants since active growth increases microbial populations thus helps to improve soil health.
Till -To turn over as in soil is turned over in plowing a field.
Holsteins - are black and white dairy cows and like snowflakes, no two cows will ever have exactly the same pattern of spots. The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year.
Cows - must give birth to a calf in order to produce milk.
Soybeans - are an important ingredient for the production of crayons. In fact, one acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.
The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds. A baby turkey is called a poult
Drip irrigation & flood irrigation.-Drip is when water is forced through a pipe and emits a slow drip to the exact location needed at the base of tree or crop row. Flood is when a field is flooded briefly to supply water to area needed
Apples - Six out of ten apples eaten in the US are from Washington State. The most popular varieties are Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Gala.
Cranberries - Wisconsin produces the most cranberries Each year, cranberry producers grow more than 300 million pounds of the tart berries.
Peaches - The peach is related to the Almond and like Almonds they are stone fruits related to cherries, plums and peaches. California produces 80% of the world's supply of almonds.
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