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    commercially, commercial crops

    Hi,

    What does "commercially" mean in this context? I think it is weird if it means-relating to commerce, in this case.

    And then what is the "commercial crops" ? What is that?

    Thanks for your help.


    Professor: ... So he took rye plants - it was rye plants - and he started growing them in water. Now, you've all heard of growing stuff in water before, right?

    Student: It's done commercially, right? Like to grow vegetables and flowers?

    Professor: Right. They grow all kinds of commercial crops in water. So, if you're growing things in water, you can add the fertilizer. What do you need to do to that water besides put fertilizer in it? Anyone ever actually tried to grow plants in water? You must bubble water through it. Bubble gas through it. I'm sorry, you must bubble gas through it. So, gas, you must bubble through. ...


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    Re: commercially, commercial crops

    If something is sold or produced commercially then it is done so in large amounts.

    Commerical crops are crops grown in large amounts, and are widely distributed on a large scale.

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    Re: commercially, commercial crops

    Done/grown commercially - grown for profit.
    commercial crops - crops grown as a business, for profit.

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    Re: commercially, commercial crops

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    If something is sold or produced commercially then it is done so in large amounts.

    Commerical crops are crops grown in large amounts, and are widely distributed on a large scale.

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi, colloquium,

    Thanks for your help.

    So, It's done comercially means it's done in large amounts, as business, to make a profit, right?


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    Re: commercially, commercial crops

    Something that is done commercially does not necessarily mean it is done is large amounts though there is economy of scale. It is done as a business, the objective of which is to make profit, as opposed to as a hobby. Not all businesses are on a large scale.

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