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crop rotation

noun

  1. the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, especially to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests.


crop rotation

noun

  1. the system of growing a sequence of different crops on the same ground so as to maintain or increase its fertility


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crop rotation1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

So those who implement crop rotation practices may need to apply for a license modification every year.

It is a reasonable expectation that the application will serve through a crop rotation of four or five years.

The length of the rotation may vary from a two-course or two crop rotation to one of several courses.

The farms are commonly cultivated on the three-crop rotation system.

The crop rotation for the average cotton farmer should include oats, corn, some cotton, and at least one leguminous crop.

Half an acre properly cultivated with a careful crop rotation may easily produce $100 worth of various garden crops in a year.

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