summer fallow

1 of 2


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


2 of 2

transitive verb

: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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