Review: Jim Beaty’s lecture. Indiana’s landscape Geology & climate that affects farming Soil monoliths Changes in the late 1800’s affecting Indiana agriculture The 2 things that catapulted the U.S. past Europe in agriculture Anything else?. What did Mr. Beaty say/infer:. Hybrid corn
One of Our Basic Needs
Where the water goes.
* Kankakee watershed, draining to IL River (straightened to drain wetlands for crops)
Zone of Management
Zone of Exclusion
Instruments on NASA’s Terra satellite compare plant growth in the first part of July to average conditions over the last decade. Green areas show vigorous growth, whereas brown areas indicate stunted crops.
(Image courtesy NASA)
July 17, 2012
Eight states draw water from the aquifer: Texas, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.