The science of crop production is called agronomy. These professionals help farmers fight challenges like insects, weeds and diseases.
Crops can take a big hit from insect pests. To protect them, some farmers take a genetic approach. One of those control tools is the bacterium Bt.
How farmers work to keep crops fungus-free. Fungicides are a type of pesticide used to stop the spread of fungal pathogens.
Farming often means doing many things at once. Historically, this was the main reason two or more generations of a family would work together.