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  Crop: Andrew's Crop Circle Language
Part of the beauty of the subject is that crop formations combine these classical geometric ideas in new ways, just as composers combine existing notes to create new melodies.
While working on the subject of crop formations for one of my columns for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, I started to think of creating a symbolic shorthand notation that could capture the geometric essence of crop formations.
Crop is a completely phenomenological language, designed to match the formations that I've looked at and tried to replicate compactly.
www.glassner.com /andrew/cg/research/crop/crop.htm   (2668 words)

  
  CROP / About
The CROP Secretariat is localised at the University of Bergen, Norway.
CROP is organised around an extensive international and multi-disciplinary research network, which is open to all poverty researchers and others interested in a scientific approach to poverty.
CROP is a response from the academic community to the problem of poverty.
www.crop.org /about   (392 words)

  
  Crop Circle Theories - Crystalinks
Crop circles are areas of cereal or similar crops that have been systematically flattened to form various geometric patterns.
Crop circle hoaxers counter that it is easy to leave dry seed pods unbroken during stomping and also leave no trace of entrance and egress trampling when the plants and ground are both dry and some care is taken while walking.
Several crop circles, later to have been determined to be hoaxes, were at first certified as being 'genuine' by cerealogists due to the lack of seed pod breakage.
www.crystalinks.com /croptheories.html   (2830 words)

  
 Crop circles and their message (1)
In authentic crop circles, the flattened plants are largely undamaged (until visitors arrive!) and tend to continue growing, whereas in hoaxed circles the stalks are generally broken, crushed and often killed.
The centre of a swirl of crop is often marked by a bare area of soil or a ‘hole’ in the middle of a whorl of stems, and is frequently offset from the mathematical centre, sometimes by several feet.
In one crop formation, numerous dead flies were found stuck by their tongues to the seed heads of the plants, with their legs and wings spread out widely, as if in a spasm.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/dp5/cropcirc1.htm   (4120 words)

  
 World Mysteries - The Crop Circles
Crop circles were found on fenced off military grounds and some believe that this proves that the military is conducting tests with secret radiation weapons aimed at destroying enemy crops.
We must assume that the crop circle producers possess the means to document their presence all over the world and to do whatever they please without being detected or hampered in their activities.
Crop circles, those beautiful and complex patterns that are visible from the air in fields around the world, have long fascinated the public, media, and scientific community.
www.world-mysteries.com /sci_14.htm   (4939 words)

  
 The Crop Circular: Premier crop circles research
Since 1996 Crop Circle Secrets has led the way in crop circles research, providing an antidote to the skeptical and deliberate falsification of the genuine phenomenon in the media by hoaxers.
Crop circles are scientifically proven to be manifestations of energy under intelligent guidance.
Crop circles research of author/lecturer Freddy Silva, dedicated to the appreciation, education, and understanding of crop circles.
www.lovely.clara.net /homepg.html   (130 words)

  
 Crop Circles | UFOs | Signs & Patterns | Hoax? | Unexplained Phenomenon | Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There have been reports of crop circles since the 17th century but it wasn't until the early 1970s that this unexplained phenomenon really began to take shape.
A crop circle is a gigantic pattern etched into the middle of a field, with no evidence of anyone or anything having been near the area.
Crop cirlces are most often discovered in fields of cereal grains such as wheat, corn, barley and rice.
www.kidzworld.com /article/2236-crop-circles-just-a-hoax   (650 words)

  
 III - Crop Insurance
There are two kinds of crop insurance: crop-hail, which is provided by the private sector, and multiple peril, an all-risk coverage underwritten by the private sector and the federal government and serviced mostly by the private sector.
The catastrophic nature of many crop related perils led to the development of two types of crop insurance: crop-hail insurance, which is provided by the private marketplace, and the multiple peril crop insurance program, which is overseen and subsidized by the federal government and sold and serviced by private insurers.
Farmers can insure all crops in which they have a financial interest (where land is leased, the landowner as well as the farmer have financial interests in the crop yield) or just a portion of their acreage.
www.iii.org /media/hottopics/insurance/crop   (5505 words)

  
 Crop Policies
Date to file notice of crop damage - after damage; the date the producer decides to discontinue caring for the crop; prior to the beginning of harvest; immediately, if farmer determines that the crop is damaged after harvest begins; or the end of the insurance period, whichever is earlier.
In areas where an established crop policy is not available, farmers may request that their RMA Regional Office expand the program to their county the next crop year.
Farmers are required to have documented experience in growing the crop, or in growing an agronomically similar crop, to obtain the agreement.
www.rma.usda.gov /policies   (1183 words)

  
 EPA - Ag 101, Crop Production Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Postemergence operations are accomplished during the period subsequent to the emergence of a crop from the soil and must be completed prior to point at which crop growth stage prohibits in-field travel (unless alternative application means – aerial or irrigation-based – are used).
Preemergence operations are accomplished during the period subsequent to the planting of a crop and prior to the emergence of that crop from the soil.
Preplant operations are accomplished during the period subsequent to the harvest of one season’s crop and prior to the planting of the next season’s crop.
www.epa.gov /oecaagct/ag101/cropglossary.html   (2202 words)

  
 EPA - Ag 101, Crop Production Irrigation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The need to irrigate is usually driven by the necessity to meet the water needs of the crop from year to year (some areas of the country simply receive too little rainfall during the growing season to support economical crop growth).
Crops have critical periods during the growing season when soil moisture must be maintained to ensure optimal yields.
The entire surface can be flooded (most often used for crops that are sown, drilled, or seeded) or the water can be applied through furrows between the rows (for row crops).
www.epa.gov /agriculture/ag101/cropirrigation.html   (866 words)

  
 A+ paper crop Circle Patterns for Children!! teach math concepts with free cropcircle designs to print and color
Crop Circles can easily be used to help teach geometric symmetry to children K-12 because most Crop Circles seem to be created using combinations of basic mathematical symbols: (hint, click on the shapes to see crop circle examples)
Crop circles, mazes and labyrinths can easily be made using chalk sticks on a playground surface, or with sleds and snow shoes in freshly fallen snow or on a broad sandy surface.
Save a crop circle image to your PC and pre-color with your art program.
www.papercropcircles.com   (283 words)

  
 Crop Policies
Date to file notice of crop damage - after damage; the date the producer decides to discontinue caring for the crop; prior to the beginning of harvest; immediately, if farmer determines that the crop is damaged after harvest begins; or the end of the insurance period, whichever is earlier.
In areas where an established crop policy is not available, farmers may request that their RMA Regional Office expand the program to their county the next crop year.
Farmers are required to have documented experience in growing the crop, or in growing an agronomically similar crop, to obtain the agreement.
www2.rma.usda.gov /policies   (1231 words)

  
 crop circles
A crop "circle" is a geometric pattern, often very intricate and complex, appearing in fields, usually wheat fields and usually in England.
Those who engage in such serious study and theorizing about crop circles are known as cerealogists (after Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility) or croppies.
Had crop circles existed in the thirteenth century, they would have been attributed to Satan, who was said to have been responsible for many weird happenings as well as for many unweird things, such as the construction of Stonehenge and Hadrian's wall between England and Scotland.
www.skepdic.com /cropcirc.html   (439 words)

  
 Crop Water Management   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The different concepts on crop water management are explained and a glossary of definitions including terms in water use and water management such as: crop water requirements, crop evapotranspiration, crop water productivity, irrigation scheduling, effective rainfall, supplementary irrigation.
Crop response to water will vary strongly from crop to crop depending on its specific genetic characteristics and adaptation to ecological conditions.
Crop water productivity is the amount of water required per unit of yield and a vital parameter to assess the performance of irrigated and rainfed agriculture.
www.fao.org /ag/agl/aglw/cropwater/default.stm   (275 words)

  
 Crop Science
A Publication of the Crop Science Society of America
For an alternate route to Crop Science Online from these locations use this URL:
Copyright © 2007 by the Crop Science Society of America.
crop.scijournals.org   (66 words)

  
 California's Velcro Crop Under Challenge
A little Velcro goes a long way, as both strains are densely packed on their respective mature plants, and the entire crop is dwarfed by other field crops, most notably cotton.
Nonetheless, the crop is of high value and can be a substantial profit builder for the successful grower.
Crop management for Velcro is made especially difficult by the need to outfit field workers head-to-toe in Teflon® jumpsuits.
home.inreach.com /kumbach/velcro.html   (645 words)

  
 crop circles
A crop "circle" is a geometric pattern, often very intricate and complex, appearing in fields, usually wheat fields and usually in England.
But they have stretched their imaginations to come up with theories of vortexes, ball lightning, plasma and other less occult explanations involving natural forces such as wind, heat, or animals.
Had crop circles existed in the thirteenth century, they would have been attributed to Satan, who was said to have been responsible for many weird happenings as well as for many unweird things, such as the construction of Stonehenge and Hadrian's wall between England and Scotland.
skepdic.com /cropcirc.html   (439 words)

  
 CHAPTER 3: CROP WATER NEEDS
Both ET crop and ETo are expressed in the same unit: usually in mm/day (as an average for a period of one month) or in mm/month.
The crop development stage: this period starts at the end of the initial stage and lasts until the full ground cover has been reached (ground cover 70-80%); it does not necessarily mean that the crop is at its maximum height.
As the crop water needs depend heavily on the duration of the total growing period, the maximum value should be used in the case of a long total growing period (see also Table 6) and the minimum value should be used when the total growing period is short.
www.fao.org /docrep/S2022E/s2022e07.htm   (3723 words)

  
 Heartlink Institute, Crop Circles
This is the most recent cycle of crop circles, however, they reportedly to go back centuries.* Their quantity has multiplied each year for over two decades.
Most crop circle formations appear within and near this area, which is a top producer of cereal grain.
Currently, numerous investigators consider the crop circle makers to be highly evolved ETs (perhaps over 100 groups within a friendly federation) who are providing us with a "language of light" for opening communications between our worlds as we become more and more involved with other Star Systems, Galaxies and dimensions within and around us.
www.cabiz.net /zolaric/crop_circles.htm   (917 words)

  
 Busty Taylor Crop Circle Home Page
Cereal farmers are warning would-be crop circlers to consider the impact that their damaging activities have on farmers’ livelihoods.
Crop circlers seem to forget that they are damaging someone’s property and there’s a financial implication,” said the spokesman.
The NFU also wishes to deter “crop circle tourists” who park their cars in gateways and then walk through the crops to get a closer look at the patterned field.
www.busty-taylor.com /cropper/98busty2.htm   (577 words)

  
 Grazing Crop Residues, EC 98-278-B
Several of the advantages and disadvantages of pasturing crop residue are difficult to value, including the cost of delaying field operations; the loss from removing nutrients and organic matter; and the benefit from reducing volunteer corn and getting cattle out of a confined lot.
Due to weather variability, the rental value of crop residue grazing on a per acre basis is uncertain.
Livestock producers renting crop residue could consider the net cost of their next best alternative (for example, supplementation on dormant pasture or feeding in drylot) as the maximum rental value of the crop residue.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /beef/ec278.htm   (4220 words)

  
 Texas CWS/CROP Regional Office: CROP Hunger Walks
CROP materials focus on the need for action as opposed to the results of inaction.
CROP brings you people meeting the tough challenges of everyday life, solving their problems and gaining respect.
Last year, CROP Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors in some 2,000 U.S. communities raised nearly $16 million to feed the hungry, protect children, assist uprooted people, and help families and communities around the world to help themselves.
www.cwscrop.org /texas/crop/index.html   (1189 words)

  
 BLT Scientific Analysis Pt. 1
In the crop formation research, soils sampled from within and outside the flattened crop areas have revealed significantly increased amounts of magnetic material mixed in with the soils; this finding, too, has been replicated in the unusual animal death cases, sometimes massively.
In the case of crop circles, the question has been raised as to whether people—armed with planks and boards, or rollers, or simply their feet—might be responsible for the many thousands of formations reported all over the world in the past 15 years or so.
So, real lodging—downed crop that is due to over-fertilization (which causes over-development of the seed-head and subsequent weakening of the plant stem) and subsequent weather damage—can and occasionally does occur; but this cause of randomly-downed crop is less frequent than is currently recognized.
www.diagnosis2012.co.uk /blt1.htm   (2513 words)

  
 crop: definition, usage and pronunciation - YourDictionary.com
To cause to grow or yield a crop.
The produce harvested from the land: fruit, fruitage, harvest, yield.
To collect ripe crops: garner, gather, harvest, pick, reap.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/c/c0759400.html   (164 words)

  
 CROP
CROP is an ad-hoc committee composed of the heads of the following Pacific Island intergovernmental organisations, and permanently chaired by the Forum Secretariat.
Its purpose, according to its charter, is to discuss and coordinate the work-programmes and policies of the different regional agencies to avoid either duplication or gaps in the provision of services to member countries.
As well as (approximately) twice-yearly meetings of the heads of organisations, CROP has instituted a series of interorganisational sectoral working groups, as follows.
www.spc.int /piocean/CROP/spocc.htm   (144 words)

  
 Crop - Avisynth
If an image has been cropped, they will sometimes be placed unaligned in memory - "align = true" will copy the entire frame from the unaligned memory placement to an aligned one.
The alternative CropBottom syntax is useful for cropping garbage off the bottom of a clip captured from VHS tape.
NOTE: The resize functions optionally allow fractional cropping of the input frame, this results in a weighting being applied to the edge pixels being resized.
avisynth.org /Crop   (453 words)

  
 Cover Crops
Cover crops can also be used to prevent erosion, conserve soil moisture, and protect water quality (by slowing erosion and runoff).
Some cover crops need to be killed at a certain time in their life-cycle to ensure that they do not set seed and therefore become a weed problem for future years.
Cover crops should be selected to fill a need of your production system and fit well (in time and place) in your crop rotation.
www.cropsci.ncsu.edu /organicgrains/production/covercrops.htm   (1278 words)

  
 Winged Wisdom Pet Bird Magazine - Sour Crop in Cockatiel Chicks
There are a number of reasons why sour crop occurs and it might be helpful to look at them in order to understand why sour crop happens to chicks.
Another source of crop stasis is a foreign body in the crop or the crop becoming impacted by the chick eating nesting substrate.
If the crop does not empty completely, this is a red flag indicator that sour crop could be developing in the chick.
www.birdsnways.com /wisdom/ww61ev.htm   (1192 words)

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