crop rotation


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

Examples of crop rotation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If conversations around farming, soil health, and crop rotation sound a little, well, earthy, the end product is undeniably luxe. Emily Farra, Vogue, 1 Sep. 2021 Not prioritising crop rotation, won’t help achieve the target of halving pesticide use by 2030, one of the concrete objectives of the European Commission's Farm-to-fork strategy. Daniela De Lorenzo, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Since the photos are from too distant a position to identify the tomatoes’ specific issue(s), here is a general answer on the crop rotation problem that involves only planning, and no bed-moving nor fallow ground. oregonlive, 12 June 2021 The capital investments required to quickly switch to a new crop rotation can be enormous. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, 5 June 2021 Promoted alternative crops and crop rotation to prevent soil depletion from cotton farming. Mary Colurso |, al, 22 May 2021 Regenerative agriculture dates back at least to biblical times, when the ancients practiced rudimentary crop rotation by letting their fields lie fallow in order to keep the soil rich with nutrients. Sheila Marikar, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2020 Dobson’s team grows hemp as part of a dynamic crop rotation alongside grains that supply flour to local bakeries, livestock feed for dairy farms, and rye and hops for brewers and distillers. Maria Geyman, Vogue, 14 Aug. 2020 The foundation of a revised system would be adopting regenerative farming methods that integrate multiple soil-building practices, such as no-till, cover crops and diverse crop rotations to restore health to land. David R. Montgomery, The Conversation, 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of crop rotation

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Crop rotation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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