strip cropping


: the growing of a cultivated crop (such as corn) in strips alternating with strips of a sod-forming crop (such as hay) arranged to follow an approximate contour of the land and minimize erosion
strip-crop verb

Examples of strip cropping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once, a tornado destroyed part of their barn; on more than one occasion, large hail stripped crops bare, while the harsh winters could whip drifts of snow several feet tall. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strip cropping was in 1936

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“Strip cropping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

strip cropping

: the growing of a food crop (as corn) in alternate strips with a crop (as hay) that forms sod and helps keep the soil from being worn away
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