what is fallow farming and importance of fallow farming

what is fallow farming?

Fallow farming simply means allowing a piece of farm land to rest and regain lost nutrients in a natural way after farming on it over a period of time.

The time to allow this land to fallow will largely depend on the availability of enough land. This also will depend on the type of land tenure system practiced within that community wherein the farming activities are taking place.

reasons why people practice fallow farming

  1. Fallow farming is usually practiced in communities with enough farm lands in order to maximize crop yield without the use of chemicals.
  1. The practice of fallow farming serves as a means of natural nutrient management where access to government grant, loans and procurement of fertilizers is limited
  2. Fallow farming methods can serve as a natural method of pest control

problems facing fallow farming

  1. The practice of land tenure system is one of the major problems facing fallow farming in mostly Africa
  2. Another problem facing farming is the movement of large farm inputs or machinery such as tractors, ridgers, harvesters and other tillage machines.
  3. One other difficulties facing fallow farming is the cost of labour.
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General view on fallow farming system
Fallow farming can also be called bush fallowing in agriculture. The fallow farm method or system of farming is mainly practiced by peasant farmers which is also called subsistence agriculture

In fallow farming system, the use of fertilizer is not much needed in the sense that the fallowed piece of land would have regained lost nutrients during the fallowed period or period of rest.

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WEED AND THEIR BOTANICAL NAMES
1. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
2. DISEASES

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  2. budgeting
  3. factors affecting the expansion of industries
  4. mineral resources and the mining industries
  5. demand and supply
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  7. advertising industry
  8. factors of production
  9. entrepreneur
  10. joint stock company
  11. public enterprises
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  13. limited liability companies
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  16. market concept
  17. money market
  18. shares
  19. how companies raises funds for expansion
  1. BALANCED DIETS
    141. LACTATION DIETS
    142. MALNUTRITION
  2. RINDER PESTS
    148. NEWCASTLE DISEASE
    149. BACTERIA DISEASES
    150. ANTHRAX
    151. BRUCELLOSIS
    152. TUBERCULOSIS
    153. FUNGAL DISEASES
  3. PROTOZOAN DISEASES
    155. TRYPONOSOMIASIS

    159. TAPE WORM
    160. ROUND WORM OF PIGS
    161. LIVER FLUKE
    162. ECTO PARASITES
    163. TICK

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