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old field

noun
1.
land no longer under cultivation because the fertility of the soil has been exhausted.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35, Americanism
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  • These two disciplines together are turning an old field into a new profession and it works.
  • Species such as northern bobwhite, rabbits, and many species of song birds and small mammals make use of old field habitat.
  • Adjacent uplands include forest and successional old field habitats.
  • old field vegetation includes goldenrod, asters and milkweed.
  • Mesic forest species will be allowed to invade the old field, and will be augmented with planting.
  • Record the age of idle land, whether fallow, old field or brush land.

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