strip cropping

noun

Definition of 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

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strip-crop \ˈstrip-ˌkräp \ verb

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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, "Standing out in the crowd: Here are 7 of the nation’s coolest TV meteorologists," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of strip cropping

1936, in the meaning defined above

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