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.Know More
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
Maitake mushrooms are grown in Japan and the Northeastern United States, originating from the roots of old trees, particularly oak trees. They are sometimes grown by mushroom cultivators in these areas, but are not sold widely in the United States as of 2015, and are primarily found in supplement stores.Full Answer >
Rice is grown in fields and seeds are sown either by air or by hand, and then the fields are flooded with water during the growing process and then drained when the rice is ready to harvest. Irrigation of rice fields is maintained through hand watering or by dike-controlled canals.Full Answer >
Different types of crops include crops for eating, crops for clothing and crops for feeding animals that will be used for human sustenance. Crops can be anything from fruit that is grown on trees and used in commercial food sources to cotton that is grown in fields and used in the production of clothing materials.Full Answer >
There are nine standard varieties of tuber crops including cassava, yam, potato, sweet potato and aroids, such as carrots and turnips. Some tuber crops, such as yams and potatoes, are umbrella categories that contain a number of sub-species within their families. Many species of tuber crops occur naturally, but technologies allow for the creation of a variety of hybrid species as well.Full Answer >