One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually as noun overcropping
Exhaust (land) by growing crops continuously on it.‘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?’
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