fallow land


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fallow land,

cropland that is not seeded for a season; it may or may not be plowed. The land may be cultivated or chemically treated for control of weeds and other pests or may be left unaltered. Allowing land to lie fallow serves to accumulate moisture in dry regions (see dry farmingdry farming,
farming system adopted in areas having an annual rainfall of approximately 15 to 20 in. (38.1–50.8 cm)—with much of the rainfall in the spring and early summer—where irrigation is impractical.
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) or to check weeds and plant diseases. As a method of restoring productivity, rotation of cropsrotation of crops,
agricultural practice of varying the crops on a piece of land in a planned series, to save or increase the mineral or organic content of the soil, to increase crop yields, and to eradicate weeds, insects, and plant diseases.
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 is now preferred to fallowing, which is considered wasteful of humus and nitrogen.
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Of the three clusters that mixed crops, one was mixtures of fruit trees, almonds and walnuts; the second was dominated by fallow land and a mixture of other crops; the third group was very diverse, and tended towards a comparatively even mixture of grain crops, tomatoes, alfalfa/hay and fallow land.
This decrease in the current fallow land and increase in the net sown land actually suggest the impacts of Tanda on the agriculture land use, because the dam was closed and water were not available for irrigation in 2005-06 and most of the cultivated land was vacant in this year, while the water was available from Tanda dam for irrigational purposes and almost whole of the cultivated land was cropped in 2011-12.
However, the other options such as drainage management which is consist of shallow water table management, underground water management, wildlife and wetlands, sequential use of drainage water, saline soil amendment, physical--chemical treatment, fallow land, use in saline soil lands, agricultural, biological treatment, evaporation ponds, rivers, oceans and lakes, salts and grouting deep into the soil are 2 to 16 priorities.
During the following year, the saw-blade cutterhead was replaced with a more aggressive flail cutterhead and tested in natural prairies, fallow land, and forests to collect open-area shrubs and underbrush.
To determine whether ruminants used for extensive landscape management affect the exposure risk for Lyme disease for hikers, we compared tick density and spirochete prevalence along the waysides of a trail crossing a goat-and-cattle pasture, meadow, and abandoned fallow land.
Measures could include fallow land, buffer strips and landscape features.
The solar project will be constructed in three, 50-MW phases, on separate fallow land sites in the Imperial Valley, California.
According to nine-fold classification the land area classified into nine categories--forests, land put to non-agricultural uses, barren and uncultivable land, permanent pastures and other grazing lands, miscellaneous tree crops and groves not included in the net area sown, waste land, fallow land other than current follows, current fallows and net area sown.
They have helped to turn fallow land into an attractive development proposition.
The hyena was confined in an iron cage and left in fallow land near Maarouf Saad Boulevard next to the pet shop.
Farmers and growers have used this idea on fallow land to reduce weed seed populations over the centuries - it is known as the 'stale seed bed technique' and can be very affective when taking over a new garden or allotment before any permanent planting is done.
It is also based solely on current agricultural practice and does not include fallow land or other methods to increase crops.