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crop rotation

the growing of CROPS (3) in a regular sequence over a number of seasons so as not to exhaust the soil. A simple example of a rotation is root crop, oats, leguminous plants and wheat. Some or all of the leguminious crop is often ploughed back into the soil as it is of particular importance in returning nitrogen to the soil from the atmosphere through the nitrogen-fixing bacteria (see NITROGEN FIXATION in the root nodules.
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Determined at once to prove the truth - or rather the falsehood - of her story, I hastened to Woodford as fast as my legs could carry me; first veering round by a circuitous course, but the moment I was out of sight of my fair tormentor cutting away across the country, just as a bird might fly, over pasture-land, and fallow, and stubble, and lane, clearing hedges and ditches and hurdles, till I came to the young squire's gates.
On the left, a row of fieldside trees beshaded it; on the right, it was bordered by naked fallows, undulating down-hill to the Queensferry Road; in front, Corstorphine Hill raised its snow-bedabbled, darkling woods against the sky.
A devil of dumbness had him by the throat; the devil of terror babbled in his ears; and suddenly, without a word uttered, with no conscious purpose formed in his will, John whipped about, tumbled over the roadside wall, and began running for his life across the fallows.
There was the same sort of antithetic mixture in Martin Poyser: he was of so excellent a disposition that he had been kinder and more respectful than ever to his old father since he had made a deed of gift of all his property, and no man judged his neighbours more charitably on all personal matters; but for a farmer, like Luke Britton, for example, whose fallows were not well cleaned, who didn't know the rudiments of hedging and ditching, and showed but a small share of judgment in the purchase of winter stock, Martin Poyser was as hard and implacable as the north-east wind.
At each site, a long-term fallow representing a relatively undisturbed reference was sampled.
Several studies relating to soil fertility and crop yield in shifting cultivation in the NER of India and around the world have indicated that the length of forest fallow often determines the amount of SOC, plant nutrients and their transformations with cultural operations (Arunachalam 2002; Ribeiro Filho et al.
So the shortage of labor has forced him to abandon farming, leaving his land fallow. He now runs a small shop to support himself.
The term was coined by Asia correspondent James Fallow in his essay on the Filipino society, which appeared in the November, 1987, issues of The Atlantic.
The reproduction time for red deer, white fallow deer and fallow deer is between the end of May to July.
If so, you can thank Karianne Fallow, a two-time Women of the Year honoree.
Fields in Longjing District, Taichung City are in colorful bloom this time of year as farmers in the area planted zinnias, Cosmos, rapeseed and other green manure crops during fallow every year.
Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason and Mungo's Hi-Fi will perform at Live at the Longlist at Glasgow's O2 ABC next month to unveil the nominees for the prestigious award.