During the war, proficiency tests were introduced to measure and recognise Land Girls agricultural skills. According to Irene Grimwood, the ‘General Farming’ test involved the following:-
- Pulling and topping two rows of sugar beet
- Spreading two rows of manure
- Identifying different plants and weeds
- Answering questions on general farming
If a Land Girl passed with over 75%, they received a ‘Proficiency Certificate in Field Work’.
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