field crop

noun

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

Examples of field crop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this spring, many of those plants may have survived the winter, which will require extra steps for the farmers, said Eric Anderson, a field crops educator with MSU Extension based in St. Joseph in southwest Michigan. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 While field crops and fruits are grown on the kibbutz, its primary source of income is and has long been its printing press, which Peled said is also a big part of the community’s identity. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 28 Oct. 2023 The fair started as a one-day picnic in 1889, when some families met to compare and share their livestock, field crops, garden vegetables, and crafts. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 While the practice of no-till gardening is not new, information has traditionally centered on agricultural field crops. oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 That includes field crops such as wheat and forage crops for cows, as well as citrus crops and pistachios, almonds, walnuts and other nuts, Monteiro said. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2023 Mr Saade estimates the value of field crops sold in 2020 at just $58m, down from $181m in 2018. The Economist, 28 May 2020 Bulk field crops, such as wheat and rice, may never make sense for a vertical farm, and larger, heavier vegetables would be tricky to raise. The Economist, 29 Aug. 2019 Some field crops, including staples such as rice and wheat, are unlikely ever to be suitable for growing in vast stacks. The Economist, 29 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field crop was in 1726

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“Field crop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20crop. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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