crop·​land | \ ˈkräp-ˌland How to pronounce cropland (audio) \

Definition of cropland

: land that is suited to or used for crops

Examples of cropland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In southern Alberta, drought has scorched pasture grasses and cropland in the past year. Megan Durisin, Jen Skerritt, Michael Hirtzer, Anchorage Daily News, 21 May 2022 Despite environmentalists’ best efforts, organic production today accounts for only 0.8% of American cropland—and even then, organic farmers still use pesticides. Shely Aronov, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 The additional use of cropland, fertilizers, and equipment associated with growing all that extra corn is the main culprit, the study says. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 17 Feb. 2022 Farmers have idled an additional 400,000 acres of cropland because of a lack of water, according to a recent report from UC Merced. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Mar. 2022 Producers also are eligible to receive rental payments for the first three years as the land transitions from cropland to grazing land. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2021 State officials are seeking relief for residents impacted by wildfires which torched more than 100,000 acres in four counties two weeks ago, killing two and burning houses, livestock and cropland. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Dec. 2021 The biggest decline came when new cropland released carbon that had been stored in soils and vegetation, including roots of living plants. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 17 Feb. 2022 Scientists have documented this in field studies by adding more and more nitrogen to plots of cropland and measuring the resulting emissions. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cropland

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cropland

crop entry 1 + land entry 1

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12 Jun 2022

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“Cropland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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