Fallow land - temporary (1'000 Ha) is the arable land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons. Land is not considered temporarily fallow unless it has been, or is expected to be, kept at rest for at least one agricultural year. Fallow land temporarily used for grazing should be classified as “fallow” if the land is normally used for growing temporary crops. The maximum idle period is usually five years; land remaining fallow longer may acquire characteristics requiring it to be reclassified, such as "permanent meadows and pastures" (if used for grazing), “forest or other wooded land” (if overgrown with trees), or "other land".
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