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field crop


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n field crop a crop (other than fruits or vegetables) that is grown for agricultural purposes "cotton, hay, and grain are field crops"
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In literature:

They passed fields planted with crops.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
These reptiles do great damage in fields and gardens, especially to crops of lettuces, cabbages, or turnips.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
He is like the farmer's fields, that only need a rotation of crops.
"Camping with President Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
In spite of this, however, the crops were brought in from the fields so recently conquered.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Although Charles labored in the fields, the crops, deprived of sufficient air, died.
"Beside Still Waters" by Robert Sheckley
So sad and restless was his mind, at home he could not stop, But to his field repaired each day to view his withering crop.
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
Several times they saw old men at work in the fields, trying to save a part of their farm crops, though without horses they could do little.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
Field crops have been started, in a small and primitive way, and among these oats and feed grasses predominate.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The farmer prefers wide fields even at the cost of poor crops.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
If it is taken early enough, the blank is soon filled in, and the crop waves over the whole field.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
In Leyte it is stated that it grows in the rice fields along with the rice crop and appreciably diminishes the crop.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
As a field crop, mints are profitable.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
In badly affected fields, sometimes one-half of the crop is utterly destroyed.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
But the colonists needed crops; without planted fields they would starve.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
It was not Cyrus Pritchett, although the farmer spent most of his Sabbaths wandering about the fields examining the crops.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
If it is taken early enough, the blank is soon filled in, and the crop waves over the whole field.
"Moody's Stories" by Dwight Lyman Moody
He is like the farmer's fields, that only need a rotation of crops.
"Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
I'll lay down the whole of those two fields into meadow, and keep the green crops to the back altogether.
"Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq. Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
He let his servants do as they pleased, and his fields were, of course, badly worked and yielded no more than half a crop.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
Fields which formerly were producing good crops of wheat, corn, and oats are now growing up to brush.
"Six Thousand Country Churches" by Charles Otis Gill

In poetry:

So now the aerodrome goes up
Upon my father's fields,
And gone is all the golden crop
And all the pleasant yields.
"The Aerodrome" by Katharine Tynan
I. Against.
Think not thou that fields and flowers,
Copses and Arcadian bowers,
Grow the crop of Peace :—
In this model life of ours
Worries seldom cease.
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
A very good thing for farmers
If they would learn my way;
For crops are all that a good field grows,
And nothing is worse than a sniff of rose
In the good strong smell of hay.
"One Who Rejects Christ" by John Crowe Ransom
A song of a winter day!
The wind of the north doth blow,
From a sky that's chill and gray,
On fields where no crops now grow,
Fields long shorn
Of bearded barley and golden corn.
"Moritura" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Give to the sons of men their daily bread,
Give grass to the mute beasts, that crop the mead,
Give wine and oil, to those that till the field,
And let thy heritage abundance yield.
"The Farmer's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
With sounds of happiness the deer
The salsola crop in the fields.
What noble guests surround me here!
Each lute for them its music yields.
Sound, sound the lutes, or great or small.
The joy harmonious to prolong;--
"A Festal Ode" by Confucius

In news:

Fields of crops that are shriveled or still green with unproductive plants are clear signs of how damaging the summer has been, particularly in the Midwest.
Many Delta fields that once turned white with cotton are now yielding a below-ground crop and helping propel Mississippi up the list of peanut-producing states.
Muddy fields are delaying planting, which may cause a smaller, lower-quality crop.
They seem to crop up everywhere these days, in the field, along the hedge, and yes, in the front grill of many a vehicle.
Bioenergy crops can be a good match for areas of fields that have lost productivity.
The crop, which turned Oregon fields to a striking red in spring, is now being promoted nationally for its functionality.
As part of the New Deal, the Soil Conservation Service paid farmers to implement projects such as building dams, terracing fields and planting crops that resisted drought.
The team will integrate field and climate data to create models and evaluate crop management practices.
Crop insurance field reports may be a source for documenting losses directly related to the cited cause.
Originating 11 years ago as a farm tour, the Field Day has grown to become a way to educate farmers on experimental crops and new farm equipment.
German farm group DLG holds field day for crop professionals and public.
Farm Industry News contributing editor Mark Moore recently attended the DLG Field Days event for crop production professionals and the public, held in Bernburg-Strenzfeld, Germany, June 19-21.
The US Department of Agriculture's Missouri field office issued its first crop progress and condition report of the year Monday.
(AP) — The emerging winter wheat crop is now blanketing fields across Kansas.
With field hollers and work songs from all over the world, these workers harvest crops like garlic, potatoes, kale and carrots.