| Share
 

rotation of crops

rotation of crops, agricultural practice of varying the crops on a piece of land in a planned series, to save or increase the mineral or organic content of the soil, to increase crop yields, and to eradicate weeds, insects, and plant diseases. In a rotation, it is often desirable to alternate a cultivated crop (e.g., corn) with a legume (e.g., clover), which adds nitrogen to the soil.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on rotation of crops from Infoplease:

  • ecofallow: meaning and definitions - ecofallow: Definition and Pronunciation
  • root crop - root crop root crop, vegetable cultivated chiefly for its edible roots, e.g., the beet, turnip, ...
  • fallow land - fallow land fallow land, cropland that is not seeded for a season; it may or may not be plowed. The ...
  • clubroot - clubroot clubroot, disease of cabbages, turnips, radishes, and other plants belonging to the family ...
  • wireworm - wireworm wireworm, elongate, cylindrical larva of the click beetle. Most wireworms are hard and ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Agriculture: General


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring