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crop

1. short for riding crop
2. 
a. a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
b. a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates

crop

[kräp]
(agriculture)
A plant or animal grown for its commercial value.
(metallurgy)
Defective end portion of an ingot which is removed for scrap before rolling the ingot.
(vertebrate zoology)
A distensible saccular diverticulum near the lower end of the esophagus of birds which serves to hold and soften food before passage into the stomach.

crop, crope

A bunch of foliage worked or sculptured at the top of a spire, finial, or similar decorative member, and having a resemblance to the top of a plant.

crop

To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
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Therefore, adding double seasons of crop residues to soil together with inorganic K fertiliser could be an effective means of countering the depletion of soil K reserves in wheat-cotton cropping systems at high productivity levels.
Conventionally tilled and permanent raised beds with different crop residue management: Effects on soil C and N dynamics.
Generally, owing to favorable environment like soil temperature, intense microbial activity, crop residues mixed with soil are decayed rapidly than surface applied residues [5].
Tillage operations, varying in depth, lead to uneven distribution of crop residues over the polypedon.
The heavy smog and haze in the Capital over the past three days is also blamed on the burning of crop residues and vehicular emissions.
Use of crop residues for fuel production has several key advantages over the use of edible or feed components, such as corn or other grains, but the conversion efficiency must improve before it is feasible to rely primarily on residues.
However, emissions of crop residues burning is contributing about 0.
Direct drilling and reduced tillage techniques may result in greater levels of the crop residue residing near the surface.
Presently N starter dose seems to be necessary for timely decomposition of crop residues.
Crop residues on the soil surface makes uniform seedling establishment difficult in conservation tillage systems.