In the early summer, before corn plants are big enough to shade the ground around them and fill in the rows, the farmer has to get rid of the weeds so they do not choke out the corn plants. In the 1940s, farmers worked the fields with a cultivator attached to a tractor. Today, many farmers use a chemical to do that job.
- Based on close observation, what season is shown in the photo? Why did you make that determination?
- Compare this photo to this one. What is different about the beginning of the farming season to the end of the season? What other similarities and differences do you notice between the photos?