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Changes in technology and labor requirements in crop production: corn

Loring K. Macy

Changes in technology and labor requirements in crop production: corn

by Loring K. Macy

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Published in Philadelphia, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Corn -- United States,
    • Agricultural laborers -- United States.,
    • Farm mechanization -- United States

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      Statementby Loring K. Macy, Lloyd E. Arnold, and Eugene G. McKibben. Works Progress Administration, National Research Project.
      SeriesNational Research Project on Reemployment Opportunities and Recent Changes in Industrial Techniques. Studies of changing techniques and employment in agriculture. [Report no. A-5]
      ContributionsArnold, Lloyd E., Joint author., McKibben, Eugene G. 1895-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS441 .N3 no. A-5
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 181 p.
      Number of Pages181
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL182717M
      LC Control Numbera 41004356
      OCLC/WorldCa6463310

      Production capacity-based on land, labor and equipment availabilities; Production scheduling (of cultural practices) Inventory levels (previous production and pack-out rates) – by variety, grade, size and loss rates (may affect markets targeted in the short run) Manpower requirements (from budgets and production scheduling) Equipment. Sustainable crop production reintegrates this cycle, using animal manure, compost and other natural fertilizers to improve soil health and ecosystem-based pest controls instead of chemical pesticides. Sustainable crop farmers include growers of vegetables, fruit, flowers, grains, nuts, fiber (like cotton) or any other farmed plant.

      Important new sections include ideotype concepts in respiration and partitioning, spatial variability in soil management, energy and labor requirements for bioenergy crops, and irrigation and world food supply. This book is remarkably easy to read and will be accessible to a Author: David J. Connor, Robert S. Loomis, Kenneth G. Cassman. Amitav Bhattacharya, in Changing Climate and Resource Use Efficiency in Plants, Mulching. Rainfed agriculture covers 80% of the world’s cultivated land, and contributes about 60% to the total crop production (UNESCO, ).Low productivity in many arid and semiarid rainfed agricultural systems is often due to degraded soil fertility and limited water and nutrients input.

      The trend toward intensive crop production in modern farming has led to increased potential for damage by pests and diseases. Predators that would be present in a mixed biological community are not supported by large fields of a single crop; so farmers, instead, rely . tems—technology and capital—and an explanation of how changes in production have impacted environmental and human health. Lecture 2 includes an overview of alternative agricultural practices and concludes with an examination of the neces-sary policy and economic changes needed for their wide-spread Size: KB.


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Works Progress Administration.]. Changes in Technology and Labor Requirements in Crop Production: Corn. Works Progress Administration, National Research Project, Report No. A-5, Philadelphia,Cited by: Box 4, Folder 3 Changes in Technology and Labor Requirements in Crop Production: Potatoes, by Harry E.

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Macy, Lloyd E. Arnold, and Eugene E. McKibben, Report No. A-5, T. The fact that the supply of farmland in the United States is essentially fixed makes land prices and rental rates less responsive to changes in crop prices and production technology than prices of variable inputs such as pesticides.

Putting together an ideal machinery system is not easy. Equipment that works best one year may not work well the next because of changes in weather conditions or crop production practices.

Improvements in design may make older equipment obsolete. And, the number of acres being farmed or the amount of labor available may change. Corn is the most widely produced feed grain in the United States (U.S.), accounting for more than 95 percent of total production and use.

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