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Dry grasslands

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses grassland management. The common objectives of grassland management are to: provide the desired sward composition, the specific aim often being to maintain or increase plant ... More


The Use of Agricultural Techniques in Medieval England

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/9780199247769.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Wisbech accounts indicate that medieval farmers employed yield-raising techniques, such as legume cultivation, weeding, and the spreading of manure, only when it was in their interests to do so. ... More


Framing Farming: A Multi-stranded Approach to Early Agricultural Practice in Europe

Amy Bogaard

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers how the integration of different methodological approaches to crop growing conditions—stable isotope analysis of crop remains and ecological analysis of associated weeds—can ... More


Herding Practices in the Ditched Villages of the Neolithic Tavoliere (Apulia, South-east Italy): A Vicious Circle? The Isotopic Evidence

Mary Anne Tafuri, John Robb, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Valentina Mariotti, Paola Iacumin, Antonietta Di Matteo, and Tamsin O’Connell

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In the Apulian Tavoliere (Italy), a large plain south of the Gargano promontory, early and middle Neolithic villages (c.6000–5000 BC) are characterised by circular ditches, which enclose dwellings ... More


Managing Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Michel A. Cavigelli, Jude E. Maul, and Katalin Szlaveczs

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Managed ecosystems represent about 40 per cent of global terrestrial ecosystems, and their management impacts other ecosystems. This chapter explores the impacts of plant selection, tillage, ... More


The rise and fall of ‘King Coffee’

Angela McCarthy and T.M. Devine

in Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119056
eISBN:
9781526128201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

James Taylor’s eventual fame undeniably came from his achievements as a tea planter. Yet, for several years, cultivating coffee, the main enterprise in Ceylon during his early years on the island, ... More


Arable farming in Anglo-Saxon England: II: Tools and techniques

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199207947
eISBN:
9780191757495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207947.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 3 explores the evidence for cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing of arable crops. It covers types of plough and reasons for their use, hand-cultivation, manuring, sowing and minor ... More


Chalk downland

Debby Banham and Rosamond Faith

in Anglo-Saxon Farms and Farming

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199207947
eISBN:
9780191757495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207947.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The archaeology of Roman and post-Roman settlements, fields and farming systems on the Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire Downs illustrates farming practice in an area of thin soils, where intensive ... More


Rus in Urbe: Faulkner’s Rural Modernizers

Jay Watson

in William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849742
eISBN:
9780191884146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849742.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Scholars typically characterize Faulkner’s rural figures in passive terms, as objects, witnesses, or outright victims of the modernization process, set adrift on the land by the economic ... More


Constancy of Crisis

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

The fifth chapter outlines the technological treadmill that farmers find themselves riding on when they participate in growing a monoculture crop like soyabean. Drawing upon ethnographic accounts of ... More


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