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Easy guide 020: Farming calendar

This calendar shows some of the activities that take place on farms throughout the year. It is based mainly on the farming year on a mixed farm in the north of England. It has been taken and only lightly edited from the website of Farming Direct

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Bear in mind that location affects the times some things happen. Harvest may be more than a month earlier in the south than in the north. Practices also vary between farms even at similar locations but, if you allow for this the guide gives a pretty good general idea of what happens when. The calendar starts in September partly because most farmers consider their year starts then. For arable farmers, in particular this is the time of year when they will be preparing their fields for the next year's harvest. Also farm tenancies used to begin in September to allow the outgoing farmer to take his crop before the ingoing farmer planted his new crop.

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