Definition of standing crop in English:

standing crop


  • 1A growing crop, especially of a grain.

    • ‘Ridges are usually reformed yearly by cultivation of the standing crop in June.’
    • ‘The standing crop in the farms destroyed or looted.’
    • ‘Crop circles are areas of standing crops that have been flattened in the shape of a circle, or more complex designs’
    • ‘Before tax was levied on the harvested crop, the land was surveyed and the standing crop was measured.’
    • ‘Some have managed to take an interest in their land and make it productive, but many have simply reaped the standing crop and then left the land derelict.’
    1. 1.1Ecology The total biomass of an ecosystem or any of its components at a given time.
      • ‘Goslings of colonial nesting species often travel considerable distances to feeding areas with relatively higher standing crops of forage.’
      • ‘Grasshoppers are the dominant invertebrate herbivores in this field, comprising 75-85% of total herbivore live standing crop.’
      • ‘The early downward drift of carbon dioxide levels may be explained as the gradual accumulation of a standing crop of plant biomass in and around fresh waters and tidal regions.’
      • ‘Importance of grazing as a cause of spatial variation in food abundance is further supported by substantially greater removal of vegetation by geese in areas with lowest standing crops.’
      • ‘Low water temperatures in early spring also result in lower standing crops of macro-invertebrates in prairie wetlands than after conditions become more moderate.’