2. Mixed Farming

  1. Stephen Burchett and
  2. Sarah Burchett

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch2

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming

How to Cite

Burchett, S. and Burchett, S. (2010) Mixed Farming, in Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in Farming, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670095.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699355

Online ISBN: 9780470670095

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Keywords:

  • mixed farming;
  • UK, lowland agriculture - based on a model of mixed farming;
  • conventional cereal crop production;
  • cereal decimal growth stage key;
  • typical fertiliser rates - and timing of fertiliser applications;
  • economic and environmental crop nutrition implications - crop nutrient management role evaluation of on-farm conservation;
  • modern cereal yield, and higher yielding varieties - increasing crop nutrition;
  • soil fertility and crop rotations;
  • niche markets - working well for smaller farmers;
  • STEEP Programme in the Pacific North West

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Conventional cereal crop production

  • Life cycle

  • Crop establishment

  • Nutrient requirements

  • Disease and pest control

  • Weed control

  • Harvest and crop quality criteria

  • Organic agriculture

  • Organic conversion

  • Soil fertility and crop rotations

  • Summary

  • Case Study 2.1: Down Farm

  • Arable Flora

  • Elveden estate

  • Chapter summary

  • References