verb (overcrops, overcropping, overcropped)[with object] (usually as noun overcropping)
Exhaust (land) by growing crops continuously on it: (as noun overcropping) overgrazing and overcropping have resulted in nutrient depletion and widespread soil erosion
More example sentences
- Low-vigour vines do not always have sufficient leaf area to ripen grapes properly, while high-vigour vines typically produce thin, pale, acidic wines often wrongly thought to result from overcropping.
- But wait, champagne makers seem to be able to produce high-priced wine from grossly em>overcropped Pinot Noir without much trouble, so why should such an achievement be beyond California's technologically savvy producers?
Definition of overcrop in:
- The US English dictionary