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Agriculture

Arable: The growing of crops eg. wheat

Pastoral: The growing of animals eg. sheep

Intensive: A farming system usually practised on small areas of land with
high inputs and outputs per hectare.

Extensive: A farm system which uses large areas of land with low inputs
and outputs per hectare.…

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Very wet 2,500mm/year
Ideal for extensive pastoral farming
Cool cloudy summers


Horticulture (Netherlands):
Horticulture accounts for 35%of the value of Dutch agricultural
products.
Included bulbs, flowers and salad crops
These are highly perishable products that need to be transported
quickly in refridgerated vans
Dutch market gardens are highly efficient flowers…

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develop alternative job and income for farmers
conserve and protect natural environment
make farming sustainable
make EU self sufficient

Subsidies ­ farmers receive a minimum price for their goods in
crop prices fall below an agreeable threshold. Also land subsidies
eg. So much per hectare. Money per animal in beef…

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School tours

Environmental issues
Hedgerow removal:
Removes walkways for animals to travel along. Money is paid to framer
for planting hedgerows.

Eutrophication:
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides pollute water supplies. Go into
streams ­ loss of oxygen killing of wildlife ­ damage whole ecosystem.

Soil erosion
Heavy machinery causes erosion by…

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