Author(s): M. H. Losvik
Many farms of west Norway are abandoned, and on most of the managed farms
only high-intensity farming is practised.
On a few of the managed farms,
however, ancient agricultural management, with sheep grazing in spring and in
autumn, one late cut and no fertilising is still practised, and here long-term use
has resulted in species-rich sites.
These sites cover small areas on each of the
actual farms, as most of the infields is heavily fertilised grasslands and poor in
Earlier these fertilised parts of the infields were tilled fields for grain
production where large amounts of winter manure were applied.
The species rich
parts of the infield are situated on steep slopes or on shallow soils.
combination of high-intensity and low-intensity farming is highly vulnerable as it
is dependent on the farmers' interests and time resources.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/ECO030362
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