Farming techniques

Farming techniques

Farming techniques evolved with the development of human civilization in the Middle Ages and the Modern Age.

History

Keywords

farming techniques, agriculture, slash-and-burn cultivation, two-field cultivation, three-field cultivation, crop rotation, plant production, Middle Ages

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Central European farmhouses in the 19th century had characteristic interior and exterior.

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