a crop planted in the same field with another crop, especially to minimize the growth of weeds.
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How to use nurse crop in a sentence
When thus grown, the preparation of soil for the nurse crop will usually suffice for the clovers also.
If sown later, the seed will more certainly make a stand without a nurse crop, since it will get more moisture.
The chief virtue in rape as a nurse crop is that the shade is removed early through pasturing.
One chief objection to flax as a nurse crop is that it is commonly sown late.
When sown with a nurse crop, the seed is in some instances mixed with the grain before it is sown.