crop rotation

noun

Definition of crop rotation

: 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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Spreadsheets help Kesterson track planting and harvesting timelines, product demand, and crop rotation. Eric Velasco, al, "Follow the journey of local food from seed to plate," 13 Aug. 2019 Long an afterthought for most farmers — largely just something planted to help with crop rotations — the tiny legume has suddenly gotten pulled into the alt-protein craze fueled by the likes of Beyond Meat Inc. and the Impossible Burger. Michael Hirtzer, latimes.com, "Beyond Meat fever turns the tiny pea into America’s hot new crop," 4 July 2019 When crop rotation, pesticides and legacy breeding techniques failed to halt its spread, scientists used genetic engineering to give the papaya a vaccine against the virus. Hank Campbell, WSJ, "Science Saves an Old Chestnut," 19 June 2019 Since weevils multiply quickly and are hard to eliminate, use certified disease-resistant slips and practice a 4-year crop rotation. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Perfect Sweet Potatoes In Your Backyard," 15 Mar. 2017 Clean garden practices, crop rotation, and planting resistant hybrids are the best defenses against most diseases, including Stewart’s wilt, a bacterial disease that causes wilting and pale streaks on leaves. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Corn," 5 Apr. 2016 Farmers are changing the way they farm, adding something called cover crops and changing up crop rotations. Emily Hopkins, Cincinnati.com, "Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that," 4 July 2018 Rather than assuming effective new herbicides will be developed, Frisvold and Davis argued for taking a longer view of weed control that includes multiple approaches at once—like crop rotation and curbing the spread of weed seeds. Brooke Borel, Scientific American, "Weeds Are Winning the War against Herbicide Resistance," 18 June 2018 In vegetable gardens and annual flower beds which are replanted from season to season, crop rotation is important. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to keep insects, weeds and diseases out of your South Louisiana garden," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of crop rotation

1909, in the meaning defined above

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