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AP Human Geography Chapter 10 Vocab
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Commercial agriculture characterized by integration of different steps in the food-processing industry, usually through ownership by large corporations.
The deliberate effort to modify a portion of Earth's surface through the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock for sustenance or economic gain.
A grass yielding grain for food.
Husks of grain separated from the seed by threshing.
A machine that reaps, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field.
Agriculture undertaken primarily to generate products for sale off the farm.
Grain or fruit gathered from a field as a harvest during a particular season.
The practice of rotating use of different fields from crop to crop each year, to avoid exhausting the soil.
Degradation of land, especially in semiarid areas, primarily because of human actions like excessive crop planting, animal grazing, and tree cutting.
Harvesting twice a year from the same field.
Seed of a cereal grass.
Rapid diffusion of new agricultural technology, especially new high-yield seeds and fertilizers.
The growing of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
The outer covering of a seed.
Intensive Subsistence Agriculture
A form of subsistence agriculture in which farmers must expend a relatively large amount of effort to produce the maximum feasible yield from a parcel of land.
Malay word for wet rice, commonly but incorrectly used to describe a sawah.
A form of subsistence agriculture based on herding domesticated animals.
Grass or other plants grown for feeding grazing animals, as well as land used for grazing.
A large farm in tropical and subtropical climates that specializes in the production of one or two crops for sale, usually to a more developed country.
Prime Agricultural Land
The most productive farmland.
A form of commercial agriculture in which livestock graze over an extensive area.
A machine that cuts grain standing in a field.
System of planting crops on ridge tops, in order to reduce farm production costs and promote greater soil conservation.
A flooded field for growing rice.
Reproduction of plants through annual introduction of seeds, which result from sexual fertilization.
A form of subsistence agriculture in which people shift activity from one field to another; each field is used for crops for a relatively few years and left fallow for a relatively long period.
Another name for shifting cultivation, so named because fields are cleared by slashing the vegetation and burning the debris.
Wheat planted in the spring and harvested in the late summer.
Agriculture designed primarily to proved food for direct consumption by the farmer and the farmer's family.
Farming methods that preserve long-term productivity of land and minimize pollution, typically by rotating soil-restoring crops with cash crops and reducing inputs of fertilizer and pesticides.
A patch of land cleared for planting through slashing and burning.
To beat out grain from stalks by trampling it.
The seasonal migration of livestock between mountains and lowland pastures.
Commercial gardening and fruit farming, so named because truck was a Middle English word meaning bartering or exchange of commodities.
Reproduction of plants by direct cloning from existing plants.
Rice planted on dryland in a nursery, then moved to a deliberately flooded field to promote growth
To remove chaff by allowing it to be blown away by the wind.
Wheat planted in the fall and harvested in the early summer.
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