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

Definition of cropland

: land that is suited to or used for crops

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These measures coupled with moderate technological innovations could keep us within the mean boundary ranges of water use and cropland use. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "A roadmap to agriculture that’s sustainable and climate-neutral," 15 Oct. 2018 In the summer, the microbiome was more regional, coming from the Mediterranean as well as fresh water, cropland, and cities. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Ahh, summer—ramlibacter season," 14 Nov. 2018 Bruno, who put some $20 million into the project, has also invested in 200 acres of Orange County cropland to ensure high-quality ingredients at the property’s shop, which sells prepared foods, and the forthcoming restaurant. Ted Loos, WSJ, "The New Inn From the Founder of 1stdibs Is Peak Hudson Valley-Chic," 1 Nov. 2018 In total, an estimated 7,408 square kilometres of land were cleared to make way for cattle pasture and croplands. Jeff Tollefson, Scientific American, "Deforestation Ticks Up in Brazil's Savanna," 13 July 2018 As these landscapes bent to humans' will, the birds followed suit, building their nests in hedgerows and eating croplands' insects and seeds. Tim Graham, National Geographic, "Around the World, Farmland Birds Are in Steep Decline," 1 June 2018 Just over 90 percent of cropland in the state still goes without cover crops. Emily Hopkins,, "Your produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers might change that," 4 July 2018 Such large rivers as the Colorado ran through deep chasms and hostile ground, mostly far from any potential cropland. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 Roden’s farm, near West Bend, milks about 600 cows and has 1,800 acres of cropland. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dairy farmers tell their story at West Allis Farmers Market," 16 June 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cropland

: land on which crops are grown

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