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Arable Farmingpowerpoint[1]

  1. 1. Arable Farming Large Scale Farming
  2. 3. <ul><li>Large scale </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisation </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated community </li></ul>
  3. 4. Farm Buildings
  4. 5. <ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes not in keeping with local environment </li></ul>
  5. 6. Seed shed
  6. 7. Crops produced <ul><li>Wheat </li></ul><ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Barley </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar beet </li></ul><ul><li>Oil seed rape </li></ul><ul><li>vegetables </li></ul>
  7. 8. Most Arable farms are essentially mixed farms <ul><li>Cattle </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>pigs </li></ul>
  9. 10. Machinery <ul><li>Capital intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the need for labour </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Specialist machines eg hedge trimmer </li></ul>
  11. 12. Harvesters
  12. 14. Potato Harvester
  13. 15. Wheat Harvester
  14. 16. Irrigation of onions <ul><li>Large scale </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul>
  15. 17. Irrigation <ul><li>Environmentally unfriendly? </li></ul>
  16. 18. Pesticides and Herbicides <ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Damaging to the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce biodiversity </li></ul>
  17. 19. Wheat spraying <ul><li>Water contamination </li></ul>
  18. 20. Environmental Damage <ul><li>Hedgerow removal </li></ul><ul><li>Maximises profits </li></ul><ul><li>Increases field sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Soil erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife habitats destroyed </li></ul>
  19. 21. Wildlife Wasteland

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