Definitions for "Summerfallow"
land left unsown, usually for a season, to conserve moisture in the soil and allow accumulation of nitrogen
a crop/field that is left unplanted for a year to regenerate the nutrients in the soil
Involves keeping normally cultivated land free of vegetation throughout one growing season by cultivating (plowing, discing, etc.) and/or applying chemicals to destroy weeds, insects and soil-borne diseases and allow a buildup of soil moisture reserves for the next crop year. Includes chemfallow, tillage, and/or a combination of chemical and tillage weed control on the same land. Part of the crop rotation system in Western Canada. Rarely found in Eastern Canada.