Monday, August 25, 2014

Cultivated land

The notion of cultivable land in arid areas is closely linked to the capacity to provide water to the crops.

Assumptions made in assessing cultivable also vary from country to country.

In general cultivated lands can be defined as farmyards, plots around houses and cabins, tilled fields, hay meadows, cultivated pasture, young forest plantations and similar areas where public access would unduly hinder the owner or user’.

Mismanagement of cultivated land including expansion of agriculture to sloping, shallow and marginal lands is a moon cause of soil erosion.

Intensive agriculture and plowing, wheel traffic, shifting cultivation, indiscriminate chemical input, irrigation with low quality water and absence vegetative cover degrade soil.
Cultivated land

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