|Better Farming Series 10 - The Farm Business Survey (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)|
|Part 2 - The farm business survey|
A modern farmer should have regular- shaped fields, with square corners. That is, corners that make right angles.
These two corners are not square. They do not make right angles.
A square corner. It makes a right angle.
A corner of your booklet is a square corner because it forms a
Farmers should nowadays make all their fields with square corners.
Fields with square corners
Most modern fields have the shape of a rectangle. A rectangle is a field with 4 sides and 4 square corners. Your booklet is a rectangle, because it has 4 sides and 4 square corners.
The 2 bigger sides are called the length.
The 2 smaller sides are called the width.
When the length and the width are the same, the rectangle is called a square.
A good farmer should know the length and width of his fields. To know the length and width of a field the field must be measured.
Measuring the length or width of a field means knowing how many metres there are in this length or width.