A crop is a plant grown in large amounts for the reason of harvesting the majority of the plant bulk for selling or subsistence. The usual plants are grains, fruits, and vegetables. According to the National Geographic, crops fall into six usage categories:

A crop can sometimes be categorized as a "bumber crop." This is a larger amount than usual.

Wild Harvesting

Wild harvesting is the act of gathering plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts and other edible sources from a wild area and consuming them. Wild harvesting is also used for a particular reason other than consumption. Regardless of the reason, any kind of wild harvesting of plants can alter ecosystems and wildlife habitat.

Plant harvesting from wild sources is never a good idea and may even be against the law in your state. Many plants in nature can also be poisonous.

Sustainable Agriculture

With our world's population at 7.7 billion people, there's a transformation taking place in the way that U.S. farmers are raising their crops. More farmers are becomming entrepreneurs by taking a different path toward better sustainability, environmentally friendly farming methods, and a more sound approach toward economic viability. This approach involves innovative practices based on science that maximizes productivity and profit. Moreover, the sustainable practices involve methods that minimize damage to the environment.

All farming systems can benefit from sustainable agriculture, including small and large farms, and farms that produce crops of foods, fibers and fuels.

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