Definition of arable in English:
1(Of land) used or suitable for growing crops.
- Some cyanobacteria do not require fresh water, nitrate - based fertilizer, or even arable land to grow and flourish.
- A third of Russia's arable land lies fallow and production costs are one-third lower than those for American wheat farmers.
- Over the rolling, variegated hills, where virulent yellow rape seed mingles with brown arable land and verdant fruit farms, a grey, murky pallor is cast.
1.1(Of crops) able to be grown on suitable land.
- The lowland zone supported dense human communities which, given the peaceful conditions imposed by Rome, could grow a surplus of arable crops and animals.
- Where the two kinds of terrain were found in close proximity, mixed husbandry, allowing equal or nearly equal importance to arable crops and livestock, was common.
- Although it is predominately a dairy business, he also rears beef and grows 52 acres of arable crops.
1.2Concerned with growing arable crops: arable farming
More example sentences
- Estates with relatively more grazing were more efficient than estates with relatively more arable or mixed farming.
- If they are arable farmers they probably receive support under the Arable Area Payment Scheme.
- Livestock farming and arable farming are both major influences on Britain's wild plant flora.
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Arable land or crops.
- As well as the cows we have five sheep on set-aside land and arable for feed.
- In eastern England especially, attempts were made to farm the existing arable more intensively.
- Mr Fuller has been part of JSR Farming for about 30 years, managing arable of about 900 acres and livestock on 500 acres at Givendale.
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