1 JUNE 1934, Page 15


Extensive Farms We have heard a good deal of the wonders of the mechanized farm from the Oxford authorities in farm economics, who are pioneer thinkers ; but they have chiefly confined their enquiries to the more extensive farm. Now mechanization (if one must use the dreadful word) is perhaps more finely expressed in the intensive farm. Of all the farm operations that I ever heard tell of or saw none seems to me so complete and quick as recent work on a Worcestershire holding where successive vegetable crops and fruit are grown. The farm is in rectangles each of which is separately " costed "- blessed word—so that it may be seen at a glance of the account book which crops make or lose money. It may be of interest, as a comment on the progressive enterprise of British cultivators, to give a short and rough description of a single day's work.