field crop

noun

Definition of field crop

: an agricultural crop (such as hay, grain, or cotton) grown on large areas

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Labor demand in California agriculture is greatest for these fresh produce crops while most field crops rely heavily on mechanized planting and harvesting. Michael Greenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Farmworker Anxieties," 21 Feb. 2019 The yields are so high because soldier fly colonies can be stacked vertically, five to 10 per floor, in a way that isn’t possible with cattle or field crops. Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, "Maggots: A taste of food’s future," 3 July 2019 Production and/or prices have declined for cotton, sugar beets, and some other field crops, as well as dairy. Michael Greenberg, The New York Review of Books, "Farmworker Anxieties," 21 Feb. 2019 Another possibility might be to grow plants with particularly sensitive or potent defensive responses alongside field crops. Quanta Magazine, "The Secret Language of Plants," 16 Dec. 2013 The United States is having a historically adverse planting season for major field crops and Minnesota is at the core of the problem. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Weather, bad crops and lasting effects," 9 June 2019 Tobacco could take the biggest hit among North Carolina field crops. Fox News, "Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence," 21 Sep. 2018 The only field crop with a higher production value was corn, worth more than $36.5 billion in 2016. Courtney Becker, Philly.com, "In Pa. and N.J., brewing trade disputes with Canada and China could harm firms," 22 June 2018 Although New Jersey is not one of the top 10 leading producers of soybean in the U.S., the field crop is still one of the most lucrative for the state. Courtney Becker, Philly.com, "In Pa. and N.J., brewing trade disputes with Canada and China could harm firms," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of field crop

1726, in the meaning defined above

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