summer fallow

noun

Definition of summer fallow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : land plowed and frequently tilled during the summer in preparation for a crop the next year
2 : the practice of summer-fallowing

summer-fallow

transitive verb

Definition of summer-fallow (Entry 2 of 2)

: to plow and work (land) in summer in order to prepare for sowing in the fall or the following spring : plow and let lie fallow

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“Summer fallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summer%20fallow. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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