What is harvest?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Harvest

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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Sweet Oranges - Cultivation - Harvest
... Canopy-shaking mechanical harvesters are increasingly being used in Florida to harvest oranges ...
Lord Of The Harvest
... Lord of the Harvest is a 1993 album by Bootsy Collins under the alias Zillatron (a.k.a ... Lord of the Harvest is dedicated to the memory of Parliament-Funkadelic lead guitarist Eddie Hazel who died some months earlier in December 1992 ... A remastered version of Lord of the Harvest was reissued in 2003 by Laswell's Innerhythmic label ...
List Of Harvest Moon Video Games
... The Harvest Moon video game series was originally produced by Victor Interactive Software (acquired by Marvelous Interactive in 2002), with Natsume handling the ... Story"?), which later was released in the North American and PAL regions as Harvest Moon ... Harvest Moon is a series of farm simulation/role-playing video games where the main objective is to maintain a farm over a period of time, tending the crops and livestock ...
Harvest - Other Uses
... 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 ...
Cultivation Of Tobacco - Harvest
... 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 ...

More definitions of "harvest":

  • (noun): The season for gathering crops.
    Synonyms: harvest time
  • (verb): Gather, as of natural products.
    Example: "Harvest the grapes"
    Synonyms: reap, glean
  • (noun): The consequence of an effort or activity.
    Example: "They gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
  • (noun): The yield from plants in a single growing season.
    Synonyms: crop

Famous quotes containing the word harvest:

    A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
    With silver claws and silver eye;
    And moveless fish in the water gleam,
    By silver reeds in a silver stream.
    Walter De La Mare (1873–1956)

    For I have had too much
    Of apple-picking: I am overtired
    Of the great harvest I myself desired.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The bourgeois treasures nothing more highly than the self.... And so at the cost of intensity he achieves his own preservation and security. His harvest is a quiet mind which he prefers to being possessed by God, as he prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to that deathly inner consuming fire.
    Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)