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crop rotation

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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.
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Origin of crop rotation

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples

  • They have quite a diversity of crops, and I suspect that they have some idea of crop-rotation.

    Naudsonce

    H. Beam Piper

  • The years of mowing are arranged in the crop-rotation to provide for as many harvests as promise immediate profit.

  • In a crop-rotation containing corn and wheat, the corn-stubble land is left unbroken until May or June, and then plowed.

  • Here are two systems of crop-rotation as practiced at one or more agricultural experiment stations.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • Clover-growing, crop-rotation, using animal manures, those are their inventions.

    Blind Man's Lantern

    Allen Kim Lang


British Dictionary definitions for crop rotation

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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