Crops grown in the state of Maryland include corn, soybeans, barley, winter wheat and hay. Fruits and vegetables are also grown in Maryland. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, lettuce, peaches, plums, potatoes, melons, apples, berries, beans and pumpkins are some of the commercially grown produce in the state. Commercial cut flower growing is another area of production in Maryland.Continue Reading
Agriculture is the largest commercial industry in Maryland, and it is the largest single land use in the state. Most of Maryland's farmland is located in the north central part of the state and the upper Eastern Shore. Maryland grown produce can be found at farmers' markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own farms and some grocery stores. Farmers' markets are located in every county of Maryland and Baltimore City.
Cut flowers are commercially grown in Maryland in a variety of settings, including family farms, greenhouses, high tunnels and suburban landscapes. Winter wheat is a variety of wheat that is planted in the fall and harvested in the spring or summer. Hay is one of Maryland's forage crops. It provides livestock feed and is considered a conservation crop because it helps reduce soil erosion and nutrient leaching and provides weed, insect and other pest control options.Learn more about Food Facts
Starchy foods include grains (wheat, barley, rice and oats), corn, bread, peas, beans and potatoes. Grains are used to make cereal, pasta and bread, as well as cakes, cookies, biscuits and pie crusts, to name a few.Full Answer >
A combine harvester is a machine used to harvest grains like wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, flax and soybeans. Instead of using separate machines for reaping, threshing and winnowing the grain, the harvester combines all these functions into one machine.Full Answer >
Genetically modified crops include a wide variety of foods: plums, soybeans, canola oil and vegetables such as corn, sugar beets and zucchini. Papaya is another fruit that is genetically modified, which is the result of crop devastation due to a fungus in the 1990s. As of 2013, approximately 77 percent of all papayas grown in Hawaii are genetically modified.Full Answer >
Some crops that are grown in Italy are rice, wheat, corn, tomatoes, olives, grapes, cherries, apricots, nectarines, sugar beets and soybeans. Italy is one of the largest producers of rice in Europe, along with Spain.Full Answer >