Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper. The harvest marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as a harvest festival, found in many religions. On smaller farms with minimal mechanization, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season. On large, mechanized farms, harvesting utilizes the most expensive and sophisticated farm machinery, like the combine harvester. Harvesting in general usage includes an immediate post-harvest handling, all of the actions taken immediately after removing the crop—cooling, sorting, cleaning, packing—up to the point of further on-farm processing, or shipping to the wholesale or consumer market.
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... As the industrial revolution approached America, the harvesting wagons that transported leaves were equipped with man powered stringers, an apparatus that used twine to attach leaves to a pole ... In modern times large fields are harvested by a single piece of farm equipment, though topping the flower and in some cases the plucking of immature leaves is still done by hand ...
... Harvest commonly refers to grain and produce, but also has other uses ... In addition to fish and timber, the term harvest is also used in reference to harvesting grapes for wine ... Instead of harvest, the term exploit is also used, as in exploiting fisheries or water resources ...
... This section requires expansion Canopy-shaking mechanical harvesters are increasingly being used in Florida to harvest oranges ... Current canopy shaker machines use a series of six-to-seven-foot long tines to shake the tree canopy at a relatively constant stroke and frequency ...
More definitions of "harvest":
- (noun): The yield from plants in a single growing season.
- (verb): Remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation.
Example: "The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"
- (noun): The season for gathering crops.
Synonyms: harvest time
- (noun): The consequence of an effort or activity.
Example: "They gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
Famous quotes containing the word harvest:
“They may bring their fattest cattle and richest fruits to the fair, but they are all eclipsed by the show of men. These are stirring autumn days, when men sweep by in crowds, amid the rustle of leaves like migrating finches; this is the true harvest of the year, when the air is but the breath of men, and the rustling of leaves is as the trampling of the crowd.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“You are the harvest and not the reaper
And of your domain another is the keeper.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“The frost which kills the harvest of a year saves the harvest of a century, by destroying the weevil or the locust.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)