cover crop


cover crop
Any of several crops planted between others in order to prevent erosion and to improve soil quality (especially by adding nitrogen)

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  • Cover crop — Un cover crop ou pulvériseur à trains de disques tandem est une machine agricole utilisée pour la préparation des cultures. Bâtie sur un chassis en X ou en V c est ou outil disposant de 2 ou 4 rangées de disques concaves alignées, il sert… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cover crop — Cov er crop A catch crop planted, esp. in orchards. as a protection to the soil in winter, as well as for the benefit of the soil when plowed under in spring. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cover crop — n. a quick growing crop, as vetch or clover, used for a short time to protect soil from erosion and then plowed under as fertilizer …   English World dictionary

  • cover-crop — ● cover crop, cover crops nom masculin (anglais covercrop, culture intercalaire) Lourd pulvériseur à deux rangées de disques …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cover crop — Agriculture General …   Wikipedia

  • cover crop — a crop, usually a legume, planted to keep nutrients from leaching, soil from eroding, and land from weeding over, as during the winter. [1905 10] * * * Fast growing crop, such as rye, buckwheat, cowpea, or vetch, planted to prevent soil erosion,… …   Universalium

  • cover crop — I. A crop grown to protect soil from erosion or nutrient leaching, rather than for production of food or fiber. II. A crop grown to cover and protect soil from erosion by wind and water, especially in winter …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • cover crop — cov′er crop n. agr. a crop, usu. a legume, planted to keep nutrients from leaching, soil from eroding, and land from weeding over, as during the winter • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • cover crop — noun crop planted to prevent soil erosion and provide green manure • Hypernyms: ↑crop …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover crop — noun Date: 1899 a crop planted to prevent soil erosion and to provide humus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cover crop — noun a crop grown to protect and enrich the soil …   English new terms dictionary


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