strip cropping
noun Date: 1936 the growing of a cultivated crop (as corn) in strips alternating with strips of a sod-forming crop (as hay) arranged to follow an approximate contour of the land and minimize erosion • strip-crop verb

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  • strip cropping — n. crop planting in which wide rows of heavy rooted plants are alternated with loose rooted plants so as to lessen erosion, as on a hillside …   English World dictionary

  • Strip Cropping — Streifenanbau (Strip farming) in Wisconsin, USA, 1957 Unter Streifenanbau (engl. strip cropping oder strip farming) versteht man die Abfolge schmaler, bebauter und unbebauter Feldstreifen mit dem Ziel, flach liegende Flächen und damit die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • strip-cropping — strip crop·ping (strĭpʹkrŏp ĭng) n. The growing of a cultivated crop, such as cotton, and a sod forming crop, such as alfalfa, in alternating strips following the contour of the land, in order to minimize erosion. * * * …   Universalium

  • strip cropping — the growing of different crops on alternate strips of ground that usually follow the contour of the land, a recourse to minimize erosion. Also called strip farming, strip planting. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • strip-cropping — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: from gerund of strip crop : the growing of separate crops in successive narrow strips that on sloping land follow an approximate contour and so check wind or water erosion called also strip farming …   Useful english dictionary

  • strip cropping — /ˈstrɪp krɒpɪŋ/ (say strip kroping) noun the planting of cover crops between rows of trees in an orchard …   Australian English dictionary

  • strip cropping — noun cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion • Hypernyms: ↑farming, ↑agriculture, ↑husbandry …   Useful english dictionary

  • strip planting — strip cropping or strip planting, = strip farming. (Cf. ↑strip farming) …   Useful english dictionary

  • strip-crop — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: strip (III) + crop transitive verb : to practice strip cropping on intransitive verb : to practice strip cropping …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strip farming — For the Medieval practice of strip farming, see open field system. Strip farming is a method of farming used when a slope is too steep or too long, or when other types of farming may not prevent soil erosion. Strip farming alternates strips of… …   Wikipedia

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