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cultivation

 [kul″tĭ-va´shun]
the propagation of living organisms, applied especially to the growth of microorganisms or other cells in artificial media.

cul·ture

(kŭl'chŭr),
1. The propagation of microorganisms on or in media of various kinds.
2. A mass of microorganisms on or in a medium.
3. The propagation of mammalian cells, that is, cell culture.
4. A set of beliefs, values, artistic, historical, and religious characteristics, and customs common to a community or nation.
Synonym(s): cultivation
[L. cultura, tillage, fr. colo, pp. cultus, to till]

cultivation

/cul·ti·va·tion/ (kul″tĭ-va´shun) the propagation of living organisms, especially the growing of cells in artificial media.

cul·ture

(kŭl'chŭr)
1. The propagation of microorganisms on or in various media.
2. A mass of microorganisms on or in a medium.
3. The propagation of mammalian cells, i.e., cell culture.
See: cell culture
4. A set of beliefs, values, artistic, historical, and religious characteristics; customs common to a community or nation.
Synonym(s): cultivation.
[L. cultura, tillage, fr. colo, pp. cultus, to till]

cultivation

  1. the preparation of ground for crops.
  2. the planting, care and harvesting of crops.

cultivation

the propagation of living organisms, applied especially to the growth of microorganisms or other cells in artificial media.
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In particular, bedrocks are exposed on some slope farmlands because of intensive tillage (Zhang et al.
A similar tillage method, called 'downslope tillage', was used on the two slopes before 1982.
They can conventionally till weed-infested fields for 1 year and then use conservation tillage for at least the next 2 years.
During the 16 months of the fallow season, there is no residue cover in surface soil and loses its agregation and becomes dust due to frequent tillage operations (Avci, 2011).
Little research work is done on organic amendments of soil in combination with tillage practices in Pakistan.
Interaction effect of tillage options and N fertilization on wheat productivity.
Infiltration is generally higher in no till with residue retention compared to conventional tillage and no till without residue.
The results provided a clear picture of the advantages of strip tillage.
Even though variability in tillage types and intensity, fertilizer rates and types, and weed control practices can affect crop production, limited scientific information is documented with regard to their short-term effects on tef crop production in a Cambisols in northern Ethiopia.
The soil carbon content is expected to increase to some degree when tillage frequency is reduced, but little research has been done in California to measure this expected increase over time under minimum tillage.
Since the recent past, there has been enormous emphasis on reducing or completely eliminating tillage for crop production.