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overcrop Line breaks: over|crop
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkrɒp/

Definition of overcrop in English:

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?
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