FACTORS THAT AFFECT FARMING All types of farming are affected by climate, relief and soil.
<ul><li>climate warm summers, cold frosty winters. Average temperature 18 C or more . Low rainfall, falling during the growing season mainly. </li></ul><ul><li>Soil - Fertile boulder clays, which are easy to plough. </li></ul><ul><li>Relief - Generally flat, so it is easy for machinery to be used on it. </li></ul>ARABLE FARMING
<ul><li>Climate - Cool summers, cold winters and plenty of rainfall all contribute to these areas being unsuitable for arable farming but good for grass growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Soil - Thin poor soils that can be easily eroded and would not be good enough for other forms of farming. </li></ul><ul><li>Relief- Hilly, steep land that would not be suitable for machinery or cattle. Sheep can cope with the slopes though. </li></ul>HILL SHEEP FARMING
<ul><li>Climate- Warm summers and mild winters mean that pasture is available all year long. High rainfall also encourages fast grass growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Relief - Gentle sloping, the green rolling hills of the Uk. Cattle can not cope with land that is too steep. </li></ul><ul><li>Soil- Fertile enough for good pasture growth, but not for arable crops. </li></ul>DAIRY FARMING
<ul><li>Relief- The greenhouses themselves need flat land on which to be built. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate- Temperature and water is usually controlled carefully by being in huge greenhouses. </li></ul><ul><li>Soil- Soil is brought in to provide the best nutrients for the crops. Fertilisers are used extensively. </li></ul>MARKET GARDENING
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