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Letham Shank Farming Glossary

Common terms used in Agriculture and the Countryside.

Here are the results for the letter - I

IACS
(Integrated Administrative Control System) The method used to control the amount of crops grown on farms by the EU. Finacial penalties apply to those who do not follow the rules to the letter.It has been superceded by an even more complex and bureaucratic system (2005) called the SFP (Single Farm Payment).

Indian Summer
A period of unusually mild dry weather occurring in Autumn.

Insecticide
A pesticide used to control unwanted insects either in a growing crop or in grain stores and mills.

Irrigation
Supplying the water needs of growing crops by gravity or pumped systems in areas where natural precipitation is insufficient.

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