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Encyclopedia > Crop (agriculture)

A crop is any plant that is grown in significant quantities to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, or for another economic purpose. This category includes crop species as well as agricultural techniques related to cropping. Look up crop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Look up Harvest in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... Fodder growing from barley In agriculture, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, including cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. ...


There are many types of crops that are used for industrial purposes. For example, cash crops, are grown and harvested for the sole purpose of making profit, as they are grown in large amounts in a certain area fitted for growing crops. In agriculture, a cash crop is a crop which is sold for money. ...


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Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2503 words)
Agriculture (a term which encompasses farming) is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals.
Agriculture is also short for the study of the practice of agriculture—more formally known as agricultural science.
Agriculture is cited as a significant adverse impact to biodiversity in many nations' Biodiversity Action Plans, due to reduction of forests and other habitats when new lands are converted to farming.
Appendix 4 - NOTES ON TAUNGYA PRACTICE AND SOME AGRICULTURAL CROPS AND TREE SPECIES GROWN (1081 words)
There is some evidence that where tree crops are planted with agricultural crops, a wider espacement of the tree crops reduces mortality, increases the rate of growth and, at the came time, the presence of suitable agricultural species effectively reduces soil exposure.
The agricultural crops which are grown in conjunction with the forest trees are generally chosen because of the agricultural and feeding habits of the cultivator.
Although mixed cropping may be contrary to the thought of many foresters, accustomed to the tidy and regular appearance of their plantations, this system is practiced not only for traditional reasons, but because it suite the environment, maintains soil fertility and combats erosion and leaching.
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