Entry from US English dictionary
A cultivated crop that does not rotate with other crops in a particular field or area: [as modifier]: bananas grown in a monocrop system for commercial production
More example sentences
- Agricultural economists would have us consider variable and fixed costs in answering that question for monocrops of bell peppers or tomatoes, most often sold at low wholesale prices.
- Anderson details colonial policies, the shifting boom/bust extractive efforts (including that of Brazil nuts, turtle oil, tars and caulks, fishing, and plantation monocrops), and the role of the elites in colonization.
- They plant monocrops in which hundreds of acres are dedicated to a single plant, and they remain involved in a system in which the typical American meal travels 1,200 miles from farm to fork.
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