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Farming Practice and Techniques

M. E. Turner, J. V. Beckett, and B. Afton

in Farm Production in England 1700-1914

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208044
eISBN:
9780191716577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208044.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter tests the traditional appreciation of farming in the past, based on crop rotations of two or three crops followed by a fallow year, against the evidence-based practice of 18th- and ... More


Responding to Pressure at the Turn of the Fifteenth Century

David Stone

in Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247769
eISBN:
9780191714818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247769.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The profitability of direct cultivation at Wisbech was severely reduced in the late 14th and early 15th centuries as agricultural prices fell and wages rose. But unlike many other landlords, who ... More


Agronomy

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

With the failure of tree planting and irrigation, Russians turned to agronomy. Over the nineteenth century, Russian agronomists and other scientists realised that relying on agricultural sciences ... More


Seasons of Change: Community Life and Landscape at the Foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 1740–1860

Eric Proebsting

in Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039886
eISBN:
9780813043807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039886.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter uses documentary and archaeological data from excavations and environmental analysis to explore the processes of human-initiated landscape changes at Poplar Forest and in the surrounding ... More


Natural Settings: Potential and Constraints

Suraj Bhan Bhardwaj

in Contestations and Accommodations: Mewat and Meos in Mughal India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199462797
eISBN:
9780199086795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199462797.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter focuses on Mewat’s ecology and its impact on economy. It discusses the region’s physiography: soils, rocks, minerals, and climate. Mewat being largely semi-arid and rocky with limited ... More


The Spread of the Holstein System

Markus Lampe and Paul Sharp

in A Land of Milk and Butter: How Elites Created the Modern Danish Dairy Industry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226549507
eISBN:
9780226549644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226549644.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

We discuss how the origins of the modern Danish dairy industry can be traced back to developments in the duchy of Holstein, where a new crop rotation system, Koppelwirtschaft, was combined with a ... More


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