crop rotation

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crop rotation

n.
The successive planting of different crops on the same land to maintain soil fertility and help control insects and diseases.

crop rotation

n
(Agriculture) the system of growing a sequence of different crops on the same ground so as to maintain or increase its fertility

crop′ rota`tion


n.
the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, esp. to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests.
[1905–10]

crop rotation

A growing method which helps prevent the buildup of soilborne pests and diseases. The vegetable plot is divided into three or four areas each of which is used to grow a specific family of related crops (e.g. the cabbage family). These areas are rotated annually.
Translations

crop rotation

nrotazione f delle colture
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