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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.

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Now Gwynedd Council's biodiversity team is staging two events for landowners to discuss management methods on arable fields.
The Government's Entry Level Stewardship scheme, due to be introduced next year, will pay farmers to manage their land to encourage the development of arable plant communities.
She noted that during the 2017/18 ploughing season, 62 646 arable farmers cultivated 268 530 hectares.
Putting back pockets of arable farming such as spring-sown cereals followed by over-wintered stubble, or wildlife cover crops, can provide habitats for groundnesting birds such as lapwings, a good source of winter food for seed-eating birds like the yellowhammer, and also a place for specialist arable plants to thrive.
As for the commercial arable farms, a total of 27 farms had been surveyed, he said adding that they ranged between 158.59 ha and 565.12 ha.
The advice came from Professor Fiona Burnett of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), one of the key speakers at the inaugural Arable Scotland event at the James Hutton Institute's (JHI) Balruddery Farm, near Dundee.
'Rivers indigenes are hereby advised to join the State Government to protect all arable lands by reporting any form of encroachment under whatever guise', the statement added.
Uganda also has more arable land that is being developed for large-scale commercial farming.
A new command post with 22 rocket launch sites will protect about 110,000 ha of arable land in the regions of Stara Zagora and Plovdiv as of today, said the press office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
In 2018, the area of ​​unused arable land amounted to 67,300 hectares or 5.2% of the total arable land area in 2018 and decreased by more than 11% compared to 2017.
Now in its sixth year, The British Farming Awards recognises the hard work, innovation and determination so prevalent across Britain's farming industry, Organised by Agri-Briefing, parent company of Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, there are 60 finalists as part of this year's event, which showcases the diverse achievements and efforts delivered by UK farmers in their day-today businesses.