unploughed


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unplowed

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(Agriculture) not tilled with a plough
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Adj.1.unploughed - (of farmland) not plowedunploughed - (of farmland) not plowed; "unplowed fields"; "unbroken land"
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Antonia stuck her fork in the ground, and instinctively we walked toward that unploughed patch at the crossing of the roads as the fittest place to talk to each other.
To play it safe (accounting for mood: I usually didn't), I would walk on the neighbor's driveway until I reached the unploughed and seemingly unclaimed field around the back.
Such bare grounds, unploughed areas around the wine trunks, short grassland and their ecotones are most preferred by hoopoes as a foraging microhabitat because it seems rich in ground-dwelling larvae (Romanowski & Zmihorski 2008, Hoste-Danylow et al.
The farm includes a piece of unploughed commonland, which in springtime is a mass of butter-yellow, thick with cowslips.
Now, McPherson diagnosis is precious because it is not produced by a climatologist but by a mainstream ecologist who works in the largely unploughed intersection of conservation biology and philosophy, Climatologists have obviously a rough idea of where we are aiming (rhetorically: Venus's atmosphere) but they do not really know how and even less exactly at what pace, Ecology so to speak simplifies the stakes: a two degree increase of the average temperature will break the food chain and its collapse guarantees prompt human extinction, full stop, In the meantime, we are likely to have faced economical collapse because of the end of cheap petroleum: "I know no energy-literate person who thinks we'll be able to avoid the post-industrial Stone Age by 2025," (p, 165)
Old, unploughed grassland is now conserved as meadow and the garden features robust plants, happy mostly to look after themselves, living together in mild disorder but made effective by their containment in the strong lines of hedges and paths.
Ripping is usually done to open a narrow slit or furrow in the soil for sowing seeds while leaving unploughed sections between the planting rows [16].
In all, the campaign has a total of 15 voluntary measures that farmers can take, from grass buffer strips to leaving stubble unploughed over the winter.
Traditionally, faith groups have fed the hungry, but environmental degradation and climate change present unploughed terrain for action on food security, and more people of faith are working to ensure easy access to fresh, local food.
But, now, despite several days without any significant snowfall, too many residential estates remain unploughed and treacherous.
e whole point of buying it was so I wouldn't be stuck getting about the unploughed roads and tracks when visiting patients in bad weather.
We feed our cattle on unploughed grassland, whereas other countries plough their land for grain, which releases carbon.