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In the United Kingdom, in grassland and arable regions, the timing of agricultural activities is as significant as considerations of cultivation practice, crop cover and soil type, in determining the scale and extent of soil erosion (McHugh, 2004). Approximately 70% of crops on arable soils are winter-grown, and therefore planted between August and December, when rainfall duration and intensity greatly increase the risk of erosion. For arable crop farming in Korea, soil erosion by water is mainly due to the concentrated rainfall in the summer season.

8 ha per farm in Japan to 1654 ha per farm in Australia. The average size of arable crop farms varies considerably within the EU (51 ha in the United Kingdom compared to 3 ha in Portugal). 1. Number of cereal farms in selected countries 3500 Thousand farms 3000 Germany 2500 Spain 2000 France 1500 Italy Japan 1000 Australia 500 0 1985 1987 1990 1993 1995 1997 2000 Notes: Japan: farms cultivating rice. Australia: 1999-2000 to 2001-02 average. Sources: OECD Secretariat based on EUROSTAT; Statistical Yearbook, MAFF, Japan; ABARE (2003).

In OECD countries, maize production ranks second, after wheat. Six countries (the United States, China, Brazil, Mexico, France and Argentina) AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT – THE ARABLE CROP SECTOR – ISBN-92-64-00996-5 © OECD 2005 – 33 produce 75% of the world’s maize, with the United States alone producing around 40% of the total. The United States is the largest maize (corn) producer and exporter, accounting for approximately 40% of the grain produced in the world, followed by China, Brazil and Mexico.

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