Definition of overcrop in English:


transitive verbtransitive verb overcrops, transitive verb overcropping, transitive verb overcropped

[with object]
  • Deplete (soil) by growing crops continuously on it.

    as noun overcropping ‘overgrazing and overcropping have resulted in nutrient depletion and widespread soil erosion’
    • ‘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?’



/ˌōvərˈkräp/ /ˌoʊvərˈkrɑp/