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agricultural machinery

Definition

Machines utilized for tillage, planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops. Despite its benefits in increasing yields, mechanisation has clearly had some adverse environmental effects: deep ploughing exposes more soil to wind and water erosion; crop residues can be removed as opposed to ploughing back into the soil; removal of residues can lead to a serious loss of organic content in the soil, which may increase the risk of soil erosion. (Source: MGH / DOBRIS)

Themes
  • agriculture
Groups
  • INDUSTRY, CRAFTS; TECHNOLOGY; EQUIPMENTS
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/207