Podstawy infrastrukturalne i techniczne rolnictwa w województwie skierniewickim
The group of basic infrastructural and technical factors affecting development of agriculture is usually considered to include resources of draught force, mineral fertilization, provision of machines for agriculture, electrification of villages and supplying them with water. Resources and structure of draught force in Skierniewice province approach the national average, however, they are characterized with considerable spatial differentiation. Intensity of mineral fertilization is by one third lower than the national average, and dynamics of fertilization is equally low. Due to poor natural conditions of the local agricultural production this situation should be treated as most unfavorable. Agricultural production in this administrative province of Poland continues to show an unsatisfied demand for machinery and equipment. Mechanical services for individual) peasant farms are mainly performed by traditional equipment while modern machines are practically absent. In relation to the number of tractors the number of accompanying equipment appears to be largely insufficient. Electrification of villages has been completed but within the program of modernization farms ore gradually equipped with three-phase installations, which are already available in 80 per cent of farms. Despite full electrification of villages consumption of electric power continues to be low The province suffers from shortage in water supply being a permanent problem for 1.4 thousand forms. The water-supply system has been already constructed in 75 villages and 4.7 thousand farms but the demand is six times as high. Rural communes with good infrastructural and technical conditions to be found in northern and western part of the province while those with poorer conditions in central and western part.