Agricultural Practices in Crop Production (New Words)

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Here are some important terms related to agriculture.

  • Tilling – Tilling is to prepare and cultivate the land for crops.
  • Sowing – Sowing is planting the seeds by scattering it on or in the earth.
  • Manuring – Manuring is to apply manure (organic matter/fertilizer) to the land.
  • Irrigation – Irrigation is the artificial application of water the land or soil.
  • Weeding – Weeding is the plucking or removing the unwanted plants.
  • Harvesting – Harvesting is to gather a crop as a harvest.
  • Threshing – Threshing is to separate grain from a plant.
  • Winnowing – Winnowing is to blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff.

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