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09:36 Apr 14, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: 1) Magerwiese, 2) Fettwiese, 3) Verbuschung
Magerwiese: agricultural meadow which is not manured
Fettwiese: agr. meadow which is manured
Verbuschung: slowly setting- in growth of bushes after on an agric. area that has been abandoned
Tobias Lang

Summary of answers provided
41 meadow on poor soil 2 meadow on rich soil
Michael Bauer
nanative/natural grassland ; improved grassland / pasture / hayland ; shrubbing of the grassland
Vesna Zivcic
nafertilized / non-fertilized meadow, overgrown [with bushes]Ulrike Lieder



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fertilized / non-fertilized meadow, overgrown [with bushes]

Fertilized meadow / non-fertilized meadow is probably the more general and more modern US usage than manured meadow (although there are plenty of references for that, too; none, however, for non-manured...)

For Verbuschung, land that has not been tended is generally referred to as being overgrown, so you could say "overgrown field", "overgrown meadow", etc., or "a meadow that is overgrown with bushes" or something along those lines. While the American Heritage dictionary defines "bushy" as "overgrown with bushes", the word bushy by itself would certainly not be the correct translation for your purposes.

See some references on fertilized / non-fertilized / manured / overgrown below:

An intensively fertilized meadow being firstly mowed already in May is lost for ...

meadows must be fertilized by topdressing. Since ...

[PDF] www.iamm.fr/ist/edition/telecharger/OMC15_1/12-Todorov.pdf
... in the field of agriculture and food technology is ... on the alluvial meadow along Plovdiv
with ... rice coming from non-fertilized fields

grazing fertilized and non-fertilized blue grama rangeland ...

In another, it is lodged and matted together like the lush tangled grass of a manured meadow. In one the staple is deficient ...
www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/steep_trails/ chapter_1.html

If a meadow be well manured, we remove, with the increased crop of grass, a greater quantity ...
www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/The_Household_Cyclopedi... mineralsi_e.html

In Vaucluse crops have been raised in a meadow manured with truffle parings. In the latter locality, also, seedling ...

overgrown with bushes of Spiraea and Caragana arborescens, of the ...
www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/ papilionoidea/nymphalidae/argynninae/damora

bushy. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English ...
... SYLLABICATION: bush y. PRONUNCIATION: b sh. ADJECTIVE : Inflected forms: i er,
i est 1. Overgrown with bushes. 2. Thick and shaggy: a bushy head of hair. ...
www.bartleby.com/61/36/B0573600.html -


Ulrike Lieder
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Vesna Zivcic

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native/natural grassland ; improved grassland / pasture / hayland ; shrubbing of the grassland

1. Info
... 1200 acres are under irrigation. 93,000 acres are native grasslands and about 4800 acres are improved pasture / hayland. The population of the municipality is ...

2. "When we speak of grasslands we usually mean areas covered with grass and other low-growing plants, but with few or no trees. Such areas nowadays are often found on farms and are the result of tree-clearing, but native grasslands occur naturally,..."

3. Shrubby grassland - This class includes a combination of grass, shrubs, and trees in ...


4. Federal Environment Agency Ltd. - Austria
... The most frequent cause of damage is the shrubbing of the grassland. 86 of the 141 dry grassland sites under investigation (about 60 % of all sites) risk to ...


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Vesna Zivcic
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1 meadow on poor soil 2 meadow on rich soil

The problem is that soil can be rich or poor without ever seeing fertilizer or manure. Usually (and I've bought meadow mixed for many years and for different locations) these are described as being seed mixed for either rich or poor soils i.e. the focus in English is on the soil, not the meadow. So meadows on rich/poor soil.

Michael Bauer
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