Harvest

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Harvesting is the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields.wikipedia
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Crop

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Harvesting is the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields.
Most crops are harvested as food for humans or fodder for livestock.

Scythe

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Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops.

Sickle

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Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
A sickle, bagging hook or reaping-hook, is a hand-held agricultural tool designed with variously curved blades and typically used for harvesting, or reaping, grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock, either freshly cut or dried as hay.

Grain

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Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
This durability has made grains well suited to industrial agriculture, since they can be mechanically harvested, transported by rail or ship, stored for long periods in silos, and milled for flour or pressed for oil.

Reaper

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Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
A reaper is a farm implement or person that reaps (cuts and often also gathers) crops at harvest when they are ripe.

Agricultural machinery

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On large mechanized farms, harvesting utilizes the most expensive and sophisticated farm machinery, such as the combine harvester.
Instead of harvesting grain by hand with a sharp blade, wheeled machines cut a continuous swath.

Harvest festival

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The completion of harvesting marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and the social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as harvest festivals, found in many religions.
A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region

Postharvest

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The term "harvesting" in general usage may include immediate postharvest handling, including cleaning, sorting, packing, and cooling.
In agriculture, postharvest handling is the stage of crop production immediately following harvest, including cooling, cleaning, sorting and packing.

Season

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The completion of harvesting marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and the social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as harvest festivals, found in many religions.
Seasons often held special significance for agrarian societies, whose lives revolved around planting and harvest times, and the change of seasons was often attended by ritual.

Crop yield

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Crop failure (also known as harvest failure) is an absent or greatly diminished crop yield relative to expectation, caused by the plants being damaged, killed, or destroyed, or affected in some way that they fail to form edible fruit, seeds, or leaves in their expected abundance.
In agriculture, crop yield (also known as "agricultural output") refers to both the measure of the yield of a crop per unit area of land cultivation, and the seed generation of the plant itself (e.g. if three grains are harvested for each grain seeded, the resulting yield is 1:3).

Autumn

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"Harvest", a noun, came from the Old English word hærf-est (coined before the angles moved from Angeln to the British Islands,) meaning "autumn" (the season), "harvest-time", or "August".
Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season, as it is common in other West Germanic languages to this day (cf. Dutch herfst, German Herbst and Scots hairst). However, as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns, the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and autumn, as well as fall, began to replace it as a reference to the season.

Great Famine (Ireland)

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Crop failures can be caused by catastrophic events such as plant disease outbreaks (see e.g. Great Famine (Ireland)), heavy rainfall, volcanic eruptions, storms, floods, or drought, or by slow, cumulative effects of soil degradation, too-high soil salinity, erosion, desertification, usually as results of drainage, overdrafting (for irrigation), overfertilization, or overexploitation.
In 1851, the Census of Ireland Commissioners recorded 24 failures of the potato crop going back to 1728, of varying severity.

Famine

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In history, crop failures and subsequent famines have triggered human migration, rural exodus, etc.
A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including war, inflation, crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies.

Legume

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Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
When a legume plant dies in the field, for example following the harvest, all of its remaining nitrogen, incorporated into amino acids inside the remaining plant parts, is released back into the soil.

Manual labour

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On smaller farms with minimal mechanization, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season.
The nature of the work determines its relative degree of geographical transferability; for example, manual assembly work in factories can usually be offshored, whereas tillage and harvesting are anchored to the location of the crop fields.

Harvest (wine)

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The term harvest is also used in reference to harvesting grapes for wine.
The harvesting of wine grapes (Vintage) is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine-making.

Crop diversity

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The proliferation of industrial monocultures, with their reduction in crop diversity and dependence on heavy use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, has led to overexploited soils that are nearly incapable of regeneration.
Crop diversity can protect against crop failure, and can also offer higher returns.

Threshing

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Threshing
It is the step in grain preparation after reaping and before winnowing, which separates the grain from the chaff.

Monoculture

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The proliferation of industrial monocultures, with their reduction in crop diversity and dependence on heavy use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, has led to overexploited soils that are nearly incapable of regeneration.
Seasonal peaks in harvesting activity can place demands on labor availability.

Soil regeneration

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Fertilizers obviate the need for soil regeneration in the first place, and international trade prevents local crop failures from developing into famines.
Monoculture is a style of agriculture where only one type of crop is harvested in a field season after season.

Field (agriculture)

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Harvesting is the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields.

Farm

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On smaller farms with minimal mechanization, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season.

Mechanization

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On smaller farms with minimal mechanization, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season.

Combine harvester

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On large mechanized farms, harvesting utilizes the most expensive and sophisticated farm machinery, such as the combine harvester.

Conveyor belt

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Specialized harvesting equipment utilizing conveyor belts to mimic gentle gripping and mass transport replaces the manual task of removing each seedling by hand.