Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Land that is fit or used for growing crops.

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  • noun arable land

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Examples

  • Finally, competition for cropland translates into the loss of Amazonian rainforest, one of our best means of storing carbon on earth, when Amazonian farmers clear it to plant newly valuable energy crops, or food crops that North American farmers have forsaken for energy crops.

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  • Bordering areas of private land contain cropland and steep river bluffs.

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  • For example, barit or sacate (Leersia hexandra) and bungalon (Panicum stegninum) were described by Loosli et. al (1954) as very palatable and imparting unusual stamina to horses, yet they are more known as cropland weeds.

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  • The images, referred to as cropland data layers, are a useful tool for monitoring crop rotation patterns, land use changes, water resources and carbon emissions.

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  • - An area called the cropland is utilized to grow native crops like tobacco and corn.

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  • Land-use change, such as cropland expansion in drylands, may also increase the vulnerability of human-environment systems to climatic fluctuations and thereby trigger land degradation.

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  • AWEP offers financial and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers carry out water enhancement activities that conserve ground and surface water and improve water quality on agricultural lands such as cropland, pasture, grassland and rangeland.

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  • AWEP offers financial and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers carry out water enhancement activities that conserve ground and surface water and improve water quality on agricultural lands such as cropland, pasture, grassland and rangeland.

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  • Those prices eventually drop because of the new supply but the end result was the expansion of more cropland into ecosystem carbon sinks because of biofuels.

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  • When Americans plant more corn, they do so by planting on land that was growing something else, reducing the supply of whatever that crop was, which raises its price, which motivates farmers in other parts of the world to clear new cropland to profit from those higher prices.

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