Crops and Livestock
Crops and Livestock about Tennessee
Tobacco plants grow over five to seven feet tall. Tennessee ranks #2 in the U.S. for hardwood and #3 for tobacco production. The climate in Tennessee is good for crop growth. Tennessee typically receives about 50" each year.
Picker / Stripper
A picker or Stripper is used to harvest crops.
Tennessee has more species of trees than any other state.
Tennessee dairy cattle produce over 909 million pounds of milk each year.
Climate and Soil of Tennessee
Winds from the Gulf of Mexico brings most of the rain and snow to Tennessee. Tennessee averages about 40 degreesF in winter and 78 degreesF in summer. West Tennessee averages about 5" of snow while Northeastern Tennessee gets 16".
Tennessee has 3 regional land types:
West: row crop lands.
Middle: fertile rolling land.
East: hilly to mountains.
Tennessee state rock is lime stone.