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Agriculture

Agriculture- LeBlanc

WordDefinition
Agribusiness Commercial agriculture characterized by integrating different steps in the food-processing industry, usually by large companies.
Agriculture Deliberate modification of the Earth's surface through cultivation of plants and rearing of animals for a gain.
Cereal Grain A grass yielding grain for food.
Chaff Husks of grain seperated from the seed by threshing.
Combine A machine that reaps, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field.
Commercial Agriculture Agriculture undertaken primarily to generate products sell off the farm.
Crop Grain of fruit gathered from a field as a harvest during a particular season.
Crop Rotation The practice of rotating from different fields from crop to crop each year to prevent exhausting the soil.
Double Cropping Harvesting twicea year from the same field.
Grain Seed of a cereal grass.
Horticulture Growing of fruits, vegetables, and glowers.
Hull The outer covering of a seed.
Intensive Subsistence Agriculture form of agriculture where farmers must exert lots of energy to produce the maximum yield of a crop.
Milkshed Area surrounding a city where milk is produced.
Paddy Malay word for wet rice, commonly but incorrectly used as a word for sawah.
Pastoral Nomadism Form of agriculture based on herding domesticated animals.
Pasture Grass or other plants grown for feeding grazing animals, also land used for grazing.
Plantation Large farm specializing in sale of one or two crops to a more developed country.
Prime Agricultural Land Most productive farm land.
Ranching Form of commercial agriculture where livestock graze over an extensive area.
Reaper Machine used to cut grain that is standing in a field.
Sawah Flooded field used for growing rice.
Seed Agriculture Reproduction of plants through the annual production of seeds; this is a result of sexual fertilization.
Slash and burn Agriculture Name for agriculture where the vegetation is slashed and the debris burned.
Shifting Cultivation Form of subsistence farming where people shift activity from one field to another.
Spring Wheat Wheat planted in the spring and harvested in late summer.
Subsitence Agriculture Agriculture designe primaily to provide food for direct consumption by the famer and family.
Swidden Patch of land used for farming through slash and burn.
Thresh To beat out grain from stalks by trampling it.
Transhumance Seasonal migration of livestock between mountains and lowland pastures.
Truck Farming Commercial gardening and fruit farming.
Vegetative Planting Reproduction of plants by direct cloning from existing plants.
Wet Rice Rice planted on dryland in a nursery then moved to a deliberately flooded field for growth.
Winnow To remove chaff by allowing it to be blown away by the wind.
Winter Wheat Wheat planted in the fall and harvested in early summer.
Created by: thebluefootedbooby on 2005-04-11



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