standing crop


: the total amount or number of living things or of one kind of living thing (such as an uncut farm crop, the fish in a pond, or organisms in an ecosystem) in a particular area at any given time

Examples of standing crop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Near the spot where the calf died, there was a small patch of standing crop with a wire fence put up at the boundary. Sayan Banerjee, Quartz, 30 Jan. 2023 Wildlife officials cited the later timing of the season, relative lack of snow and high amount of standing crops for this year's lower deer harvest. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Nov. 2019 Despite the high deer population, leading factors such as the late timing of the hunt, high amount of standing crops, lack of snow cover for most of the season and fewer hunters were tilted toward a lower harvest this year. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Dec. 2019 Water-logging caused by drain blockages not only harms the standing crop but also prevents farmers from planting any new seeds. Kuwar Singh, Quartz India, 29 July 2019 Over 6,000 square kilometres of standing crops have been damaged, and farmers in the north of the country will not be able to replant their paddies. The Economist, 2 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standing crop was in 1683

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“Standing crop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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