Arable Land

(redirected from Arable farming)
Also found in: Medical.

Arable Land

 

agricultural land that is systematically tilled and used for crops. Arable land includes fields for crop rotation (including fallow land), gardens, and land being cleared for cultivation. Arable land made up 30 percent of the world’s agricultural land in 1960 and 32 percent in 1973. The corresponding figures for the USSR were 40.9 percent and 37 percent.

References in periodicals archive ?
Between them, the husband-andwife team, alongside their son David, have more than 30 years' experience in arable farming and employ four permanent staff.
As expected, both tithe and IACS land use data show arable farming was always highest in the lowlands.
Henry, whose family farm surrounds Kenilworth Castle, switched from dairy farming to beef and arable farming, selling his meat to Waitrose.
African governments have largely welcomed the 'foreign investments', saying that they have millions of hectares of surplus land suitable for intensive arable farming. They also say companies guarantee to provide thousands of jobs.
Glyndwer University will focus its research on fructans in new strains of ryegrass, grown on land unsuitable for arable farming.
With growing arable farming reducing fallow land available for goats, the two agencies plan "to build up the capacity of national agricultural research systems" into the species, whose skins "are of excellent quality and fetch high prices".
While modern day man may flock to the coastal town for its bars and trips to the beach, 11th Century settlers were more attracted by the arable farming.
National Farmers' Union secretary for the Huddersfield area, Tim Coy, said: "The arable farming is well ahead of schedule and farmers are making some excellent good clean straw as animal fodder for the winter.
As fish yields go down, increased demands are put upon the land as some fishermen switch to arable farming, O'Reilly says.
COPA delegates also stressed the need to simplify procedures involved in non-food production, especially the suppression of the average incomes indicator, which discourages many farmers working in this kind of production.European Commission representatives indicated that the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreement of which Blair House is an integral part, is still in force after the implication of across-the-board support for the arable farming sector.
Arable farming typifies the life style of an ordinary Motswana, particularly in rural areas.