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Land Use

..Permanent Pasture

...New Leys
...Hay
...Silage
...Fertilisation of Grassland
...Farmyard Manure
>..Cultivation
...Ploughs
...Tractor
...Make or Buy?
...Crop Rotation
...Why Rotate?

In the effective use of land, the step up from producing foodstuffs on a horticultural scale is to consider cultivating whole fields with one crop. The most widely grown crop is grass which is harvested by man or beast and eventually becomes part of a food-producing chain.

Producing food is what land use is about, although attention is sometimes given to the leisure aspect of land use or to the wildlife it supports. Mainly, however, we are concerned with supporting ourselves from the resources available and the basic resource is land.

Having progressed from gathering what nature offered to specifically producing for our own consumption, mankind went through many different sagas of ingenuity to make his job easier.

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