Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

Large corn crop

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

"An old arrangement known as cropping shears, still in use at many iron-works, where early appliances seem to enjoy a remarkable vitality." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Cropping Shears

"An old arrangement known as cropping shears, still in use at many iron-works, where early appliances…

"The drag is a useful, light three-pronged tool which may be used for loosening the soil amongst vegetable crops as well as flower garden plants, and may also be sometimes employed, if the tines are sufficiently narrow and pointed, to drag off weeds from the surface." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Drag

"The drag is a useful, light three-pronged tool which may be used for loosening the soil amongst vegetable…

"Digestive system of the common Fowl. o, Gullet; c, Crop; p, Proventriculus; g, Gizzard; sm, Small intestine; k, Intestinal caeca; l, Large intestine; cl, Cloaca." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Fowl Digestive System

"Digestive system of the common Fowl. o, Gullet; c, Crop; p, Proventriculus; g, Gizzard; sm, Small intestine;…

"The hides now come to be trimmed and prepared for tanning in the shape in which they are intended ultimately to be sent into the market. An entire untrimmed hide is termed a crop; a side is half a crop, the dividing line of the two sides being shown at EF; a butt is the back portion ABCD, and a bend is half a butt ABFE. G, G are belly pieces, and H, H the cheeks, both together being the offal. When the shoulder (the upper part of the butt) is removed, what remains is the short butt." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hide Divisions

"The hides now come to be trimmed and prepared for tanning in the shape in which they are intended ultimately…

"a, head, antennae, &c; b, pharynx; c, crop; d, gizzard; e, chyle-forming stomach; f, biliary vessels; g, small intestine; h, secreting organs" — Goodrich, 1859

Digestive Apparatus of an Insect

"a, head, antennae, &c; b, pharynx; c, crop; d, gizzard; e, chyle-forming stomach; f, biliary vessels;…

Kava or Piper methysticum is a crop from the pepper family.

Kava

Kava or Piper methysticum is a crop from the pepper family.

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are used in extraction and cultivation to tobacco cigar portioning which a sharp cutting edge is used to slice a cigar tip, or body.

Tobacco Cutting Knife

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are…

Matico or Piper aduncum is a pepper crop also known as Artanthe elongata.

Matico

Matico or Piper aduncum is a pepper crop also known as Artanthe elongata.

A man reaping grain with a sickle.

Reaping

A man reaping grain with a sickle.

"Rice is a well known genus of grasses, having panicles of one-flowered spike-lets, with two very small pointed glumes, the florets compressed, the paleæ strongly nerved, awned or awnless, six stamens, one germen, and two feather stigmas. The only important species is the common rice, one of the most useful and extensively cultivated of all grains, supplying the principal food of nearly one-third of the human race. It seems to be originally a native of the East Indies, but is now cultivated in all quarters of the globe. Rice requires a moist soil, sometimes flooded. "—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Water Rice

"Rice is a well known genus of grasses, having panicles of one-flowered spike-lets, with two very small…

Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected in such a way that the sharpened edges slide against each other.

Large Pair of Scissors

Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades, or tangs, connected…

A germinating spore of smut, a fungus that effects corn crops.

Germinating spore of smut

A germinating spore of smut, a fungus that effects corn crops.

a top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string. An internal weight then rotates, producing an overall circular motion.

Spinning Top

a top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced…

"The strawberry weevil in certain seasons has prevented the development of more than a half crop of berries in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Virginia. The eggs are deposited in the flower buds, upon which the grublike larva feed and attain full size in about a month." —Davison, 1906

Strawberry Weevil

"The strawberry weevil in certain seasons has prevented the development of more than a half crop of…

The Yam is a starchy root cultivated as a food crop in certain areas in Asia and Africa.

Yam

The Yam is a starchy root cultivated as a food crop in certain areas in Asia and Africa.