A good example of how agriculture has completely resolved natural factors is the extensive commercial tomato cultivation north of the Alps. Due to the climatic conditions, tomatoes in this region can only be grown under glass. In the last few decades the Netherlands and Belgium in particular have achieved a high level of production in this area.
ZONE OF PERMANENT GRASSLAND
Coherent permanent grassland with meadows and pastures can be found above all in the maritime northwest of the continent with its mild, damp winters and the cool, equally damp summers. It is the basis of cattle husbandry and milk production there. The highest proportion of grassland of around 70 percent is achieved in Ireland.
The higher elevations of the mountains can also be recognized as areas with an increased proportion of grassland, for example in the Alps. The occurrence of permanent grassland in the mountains depends on the relief and the altitude; in addition, there are usually high proportions of forest in these regions. Examples of this are the French Massif Central, the Dinaric Mountains, the mountain ranges on the Iberian Peninsula, the Taurus and the Caucasus.
For reasons of profitability, the actual cultivation limit is usually significantly lower than the ecological height limit for arable farming. It is marked in the high mountains by the appearance of permanent grassland or forest.
The lowlands on the Narew and Bug in eastern Poland are an example of the fact that the landscape-ecological conditions (extensive bog soils with high groundwater levels or floods) justify use as grassland; In Central Europe this applies in a comparable way to the floodplains on the lower reaches of the large rivers (e.g. Elbe, Weser, Rhine). For more information about the continent of Europe, please check thereligionfaqs.com.