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Tilt/Latitude relation to agriculture

How does this relate to agriculture? 

To understand the effects of latitude and tilt better, let’s look at the growing seasons in southern Florida and Maine. Southern Florida’s growing season typically lasts all year long due to the lack of freezing temperatures, while Maine’s growing season begins in late April and lasts through the end of September.  The seasonal cycle of temperatures is due in large part to the effect of changing sunlight over the year, which is dependent on latitude.  The latitude and tilt also affect the length of daylight, which can be important in planning field work.


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