crop rotation
noun Date: 1909 the practice of growing different crops in succession on the same land chiefly to preserve the productive capacity of the soil

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  • crop rotation — n. a system of growing successive crops that have different food requirements, to prevent soil depletion, break up a disease cycle, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Crop rotation — Fallow redirects here. For other uses, see Fallow (disambiguation). Satellite image of circular crop fields in late June 2001. Healthy, growing crops are green. Corn would be growing into leafy stalks by then. Sorghum, which resembles corn, grows …   Wikipedia

  • crop rotation — crop ro,tation noun uncount a regular change in the type of crop you grow on a particular area of land, in order to keep the soil healthy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crop rotation — crop ro.tation n [U] the practice of changing the crops that you grow in a field each year to preserve the good qualities in the soil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crop rotation — crop′ rota tion n. agr. the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, esp. to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • crop rotation — the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, esp. to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests. [1905 10] * * * Successive cultivation of different crops in a specified order on the same… …   Universalium

  • crop rotation — Planting different crops in fields than were there previously. Used as a crop, soil management and conservation method …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • crop rotation — UK / US noun [uncountable] a regular change in the type of crop that you grow on a particular area of land, in order to keep the soil healthy …   English dictionary

  • crop rotation — /ˈkrɒp roʊˌteɪʃən/ (say krop roh.tayshuhn) noun a sequence of crops grown in succession on the same area of land so as to improve soil quality, with the regular occurrence of a pulse crop in the sequence which returns nitrogen to the soil …   Australian English dictionary

  • crop rotation — noun A farming practice in which the same land is used to grow different crops in successive seasons or years (when once the land would have been left fallow); used to prevent erosion and increase fertility …   Wiktionary

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