Agriculture: Key individuals

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  • Created on: 16-04-10 15:19

Key Individuals:

  • Arthur Young
    • Failed farmer
    • Travelled around the country writing about what he saw
    • Annals of Agriculture for farmers
    • Supported by George III
    • Secretary for new Board of Agriculture 1793
    • Oversaw General Enclosure Act 1801
    • Encouraged improvement in writings
    • Importance:
      • Wide range of knowledge on best improvements
      • Popularised improvements
      • Influential at highest level
      • Made enclosure easy to implament
        • no longer needed to go through long drawn out parliament stage
      • Didn't successfully carry out selective breeding, crop rotation himself
  • Townshend
    • Ex-government minister
    • Norfolk system
    • Enclosure
    • 4-course crop rotation
    • Long lease of 21 years
    • Marling
    • Drainage
    • Fertilisers
    • Importance:
      • Had influence at all levels
      • Allowed techniques/land layouts to enable improvements with…

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