Land uncropped and plowed, etc., during the summer, in order to pulverize the soil and kill the weeds.
Summer-fallow Sentence Examples
The summer fallow with repeated ploughing was its basis.
Wheat on summer fallow land yielded, according to the NorthWest census of 1906, from 2 to 8 bushels per acre more than that sown on other land.
In their cultivation he adopted Tull's practice of drilling and horse-hoeing, and he was also the founder of the Norfolk or four-course system, the first of those rotations which dispense with the necessity of a summer-fallow and provide winter-keep for live-stock (see below, Rotation of Crops).