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Letham Shank Farming Glossary

Common terms used in Agriculture and the Countryside.

Here are the results for the letter - Y

Yeld
Northern term for a ewe which is not carrying lambs, when expected to be pregnant.

Yellow Rust
A disease of cereals which is generally controlled when treatments for other diseases are made. Yellow pustules appear on the leaf and develop between the veins to give a striped effect.

Yew
An evergreen hardwood tree noted for it's use in making longbows. Common in churchyards it has many myths attached to it.

Yield Mapping
Using GPS to derive a position and sensors on a combine harvester, a map may drawn of a field showing the low and high yielding parts. This can be used in future years to manage those parts differently.

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