strip cropping

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strip cropping cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion
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Usage

In literature:

Loose-knit, with cropped hair, and a sad priest's face, under his cockscomb cap, that he could twist like a strip of wet leather.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Each freeman was allotted certain strips in each field to bear crops.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Figs and almonds and rows of red and white mulberries, with naked branches stripped of foliage, broke the lines of the crops.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
In imagination I stripped it of stock, crops, buildings, and fences, and saw it as bald as the palm of my hand.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
In some districts, however, and when the crop is short, the practice is to strip the fruit from the trees early in the season.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884" by Various
The coast zone consists of a well-watered and fertile strip, producing all the crops of the tropics.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Each strip was planted to a crop to which it was best suited.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
One was completely stripped of its vegetables; the other was filled with a splendid crop.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
The better strips were kept under crop.
"The Enclosures in England" by Harriett Bradley
Now the questions were being handed in, written on strips of paper, and at last that listener's difficulty cropped up.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
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In news:

Vyn said agronomists favor strip tillage because it allows for minimal soil mixing and residue incorporation while preparing fields for earlier seeding of spring crops, and it can be combined with fertilizer application.
Slugs have stripped the leaves from alfalfa seedlings under an oat-pea cover crop in Marathon County, WI, report Dan Undersander University of Wisconsin Extension forage agronomist, and Eileen Cullen, Extension entomologist.
Applications were broadcast-applied in no- till and strip- till and deep-banded at six inches below the surface in the crop row in strip- till .
Saturated soil and the heavy crop over the seedlings have led to continued slug feeding, stripping alfalfa leaves to the stems.
Converting row-crop production from conventional tillage to strip- till plus a winter cover crop could save soil and money.
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