Wikipedia:POTD row/August 12, 2006

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Circular crop fields characteristic of center pivot irrigation

Satellite image of circular crop fields, characteristic of center pivot irrigation, in Haskell County, Kansas in late June 2001. Healthy, growing crops are green. Corn would be growing into leafy stalks by then. Sorghum, which resembles corn, grows more slowly and would be much smaller and therefore possibly paler. Wheat is a brilliant gold as harvest occurs in June. Fields of brown have been recently harvested and plowed under, or had been left to lie fallow the previous year. U.S. Route 56 crosses the scene, passing the cities of Sublette (lower left) and Copeland (upper right).

Image credit: ASTER (NASA)
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