Fallow crop

Related to Fallow crop: Fallow land
the crop taken from a green fallow.

See also: Fallow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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First, consider whether a fallow crop requires taking land out of cash crop production for all or part of a season.
Although fallow crops can be expensive in terms of lost crop production because they are grown instead of a cash crop, the bottom line serves the land well.
Fallow crops certainly excel over a mass production of weeds that take over and invade the land.
Additional 16 fallow pots were used to fulfill the requirement of rice after fallow crop rotation.
This site is characterised by a rotation of 4 years of cane followed by a fallow crop of peanuts, with the cane crop grown an 1.8-m spacings to minimise compaction and aid in the adoption of reduced tillage or NT.
Area-based points range from 0.1pts/m2 for management of streamside corridors to 476pts/ha for provision of fallow crop margins.
These nitrogen-fixing trees are grown as a fallow crop, during the one more-or-less obligatory fallow period of the year: from February to April.
The fallow crop also shades out weeds -- which means fewer weed seeds to cause problems when the field goes back into production.
Van Berkum notes that the Romans knew the value of legumes, using clover as a fallow crop. "They didn't know why it worked but knew that it did."