crop rotation

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noun

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.

Origin of crop rotation

First recorded in 1905–10
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crop rotation

noun

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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