What is crop?

  • (verb): Yield crops.
    Example: "This land crops well"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Crop

A crop is a volunteered or cultivated plant (any plant) whose produce is harvested by man at some point of its growth stage. plants which have not been cultivated but whose produce are harvested, are not really classified as crops the same goes for plants which have been planted are are never harvested. flowers are classified as crops because when it has been cultivated, its harvesting also include the aesthetic purpose it serves. Crops refer to plants that are grown on a large scale for food, clothing, and other human uses. They are non-animal species or varieties grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, fuel or for any other economic purpose (for example, for use as dyes, medicinal, and cosmetic use).

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Crop
... A crop is a volunteered or cultivated plant (any plant) whose produce is harvested by man at some point of its growth stage ... cultivated but whose produce are harvested, are not really classified as crops the same goes for plants which have been planted are are never harvested ... flowers are classified as crops because when it has been cultivated, its harvesting also include the aesthetic purpose it serves ...
Salicornia Bigelovii - Uses
... attention for its potential to serve as an oil crop that can be grown in desert environments and maintained with water containing high levels of salts ... grows in saltwater, it can be irrigated with seawater, making it a potential crop for landscapes that can support few other crop plants ...
Crop Diversity
... Crop diversity is the variance in genetic and phenotypic characteristics of plants used in agriculture ... Crops may vary in seed size, branching pattern, in height, flower color, fruiting time, or flavor ... preparation and cooking techniques, and of course how a crop tastes ...
Living Sculpture - Creative Mowing and Crop Art
... Crop artists plan in advance on paper, and often work with farmers, special equipment, and a diversity of crops to create multi-acre masterpieces that are viewed from the ... Stan Herd is a renowned Crop artist ...
Lillian Colton
... Colton (1911 – March 20, 2007) was a crop artist whose work, usually portraits of public figures made from agricultural products such as wild rice, hay and timothy seeds glued to cardboard, has been ... She didn't start as a crop artist until later in her life ... Colton first entered Crop Art at the State Fair in 1966 and won nine best-of-show Purple ribbons in eleven years ...

More definitions of "crop":

  • (noun): The yield from plants in a single growing season.
    Synonyms: harvest
  • (verb): Cut short.
    Example: "She wanted her hair cropped short"
  • (verb): Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow.
    Synonyms: graze, pasture
  • (noun): A pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food.
    Synonyms: craw
  • (noun): The stock or handle of a whip.
  • (noun): The output of something in a season.
    Example: "The latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores"
  • (noun): A collection of people or things appearing together.
    Example: "The annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"

Famous quotes containing the word crop:

    And, by the way, who estimates the value of the crop which nature yields in the still wilder fields unimproved by man? The crop of English hay is carefully weighed, the moisture calculated, the silicates and the potash; but in all dells and pond-holes in the woods and pastures and swamps grows a rich and various crop only unreaped by man.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The mode of clearing and planting is to fell the trees, and burn once what will burn, then cut them up into suitable lengths, roll into heaps, and burn again; then, with a hoe, plant potatoes where you can come at the ground between the stumps and charred logs; for a first crop the ashes suffice for manure, and no hoeing being necessary the first year. In the fall, cut, roll, and burn again, and so on, till the land is cleared; and soon it is ready for grain, and to be laid down.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,
    My feast of joy is but a dish of pain,
    My crop of corn is but a field of tares,
    And all my good is but vain hope of gain:
    The day is past, and yet I saw no sun,
    And now I live, and now my life is done.
    Chidiock Tichborne (1558–1586)