Autumn is traditionally harvest time when the farmers would cut their crops to prepare them for storage or to sell. When I was a kid we lived on a dairy farm and this was always abusy time of year as we cut harvested our crops and prepared the farm for winter.
As a matter of fact, farmers use many pieces of large and small equipment to take care of their farm. Beforewinter they make sure everything is working like it should and they repair anything that needs it.
A lot of farmers plow their fields in the fall so it will give them a head start for the spring.September is also the time that farmers plant winter wheat. It grows until it gets cold and then it goes dormant, which means it stops growing, until spring when it starts growing again.
Mostfarm animals love corn, but it has to be picked at just the right time so the farmers can have a supply all winter long. Most corn today is picked with a picker-Sheller or a combine, both machines shellthe corn off the cob and then the farmer dumps it in a gas batch dryer which dries it to certain hardness, otherwise it will get moldy in storage. Some farmers still just pick the whole ear with aregular corn picker and store it in a corn crib, if they are going to just pick it, they leave it in the field longer so it will dry. They test the moisture by shelling the corn off the cob and putting ahandful into a moisture tester.
Read the text and answer the following items:
PART I. IDENTIFY THE TOPIC. Select the alternative that best responds to the item.
1. The Topic of the text is:a) Farmers
d) Crop’s harvest time
PART II. IDENTIFY MEAN IDEA. Select the alternative that best responds to the item.
1. The main idea of the text is:a) The processes of plowing and seeding farmers do before the traditional crop harvest in autumn.
b) The way farmers take care of their farms during the different seasons of the year.
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