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crop rotation

the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, especially to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests.
Origin of crop rotation
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They have quite a diversity of crops, and I suspect that they have some idea of crop-rotation.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • The years of mowing are arranged in the crop-rotation to provide for as many harvests as promise immediate profit.

  • Clover-growing, crop-rotation, using animal manures, those are their inventions.

    Blind Man's Lantern Allen Kim Lang
  • In a crop-rotation containing corn and wheat, the corn-stubble land is left unbroken until May or June, and then plowed.

  • Here are two systems of crop-rotation as practiced at one or more agricultural experiment stations.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
British Dictionary definitions for crop-rotation

crop rotation

the system of growing a sequence of different crops on the same ground so as to maintain or increase its fertility
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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