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crop

 (krŏp)
n.
1.
a. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group: Wheat is a common crop.
b. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place: an orchard that produced a huge crop of apples last year.
2. A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time: a crop of new ideas.
3. A short haircut.
4. An earmark on an animal.
5.
a. A short whip used in horseback riding, with a loop serving as a lash.
b. The stock of a whip.
6. Zoology
a. A pouchlike enlargement of a bird's gullet in which food is partially digested or stored for regurgitation to nestlings.
b. A similar enlargement in the digestive tract of annelids and insects.
v. cropped, crop·ping, crops
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut or bite off the tops or ends of: crop a hedge; sheep cropping grass.
b. To cut (hair, for example) very short.
c. To clip (an animal's ears, for example).
d. To trim (a photograph or picture, for example).
2.
a. To harvest: crop salmon.
b. To cause to grow or yield a crop.
v.intr.
1. To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
2. To plant, grow, or yield a crop.
Phrasal Verb:
crop up
To appear unexpectedly or occasionally: "one of the many theories that keep cropping up in his story" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).

[Middle English, from Old English cropp, ear of grain.]

cropping

(ˈkrɒpɪŋ)
n
(Photography) the trimming or masking of unwanted edges or areas of a negative or print

cropping

Cutting or framing an image to improve the composition of the image.
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Multiple cropping was a form of poly culture, he said and added it can be double cropping in which second crop was cultivated after harvesting the first one.
Emphatically, a major goal of cover cropping is to avoid bare soil between cash crop plantings.
Yield per unit area can be augmented by cultivating high yielding varieties, use of agrochemicals and intake of intercropping in our cropping system.
The loosened soil structure achieved by cover cropping allows rapid absorption of rain and prevents runoff.
Experiment on rice based cropping systems to improve soil fertility and sustainable crop productivity was conducted at Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Sheikhupura, Pakistan during 2007-08 in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications.
The easiest way to incorporate more cover cropping is the half and half strategy: I dedicate every other garden bed to cover crops for an entire year.
Continuous cropping and crop rotation are two cropping system approaches.
1 : to remove (as by cutting or biting) the upper or outer parts of : trim <Sheep were cropping clover.
The information collected is used to help make decisions on soil and water management, cropping practices, seed trait selection, crop nutrient recommendations, crop protection requirements, and various trouble shooting situations.
Meanwhile, a slew of "GM-free zones," where all transgenic organisms are banned (including fish, other animals, and plants used to make drugs), are cropping up around the world.
Let's try and blow away the smoke surrounding cover cropping and talk about what we do and don't know.