|landuse = farmland|
|Area of farmland used for tillage and pasture.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
An area of farmland used for tillage and pasture (animals, vegetables, flowers, fruit growing).
Use the tag landuse=farmyard instead to tag an area of land with farm buildings like farmhouses, dwellings, farmsteads, sheds, stables, barns, equipment sheds, feed bunkers, etc. plus the open space in between them and the shrubbery/trees around them.
Obviously in many parts of the world we can expect very large swathes of land (almost everywhere outside of our towns and cities) to be used for farming, and therefore tagged landuse=farmland. This may raise some interesting questions about how to handle landuse in general. A more general page on this topic is Land use and areas of natural land. But for the time being perhaps we should follow the Wakefield (permalink) example, and just get on with it!
Also note that many mappers prefer the more specific tags landuse=meadow for meadows and pastures (what is labelled landuse=farmland in the picture), landuse=orchard for fruit orchards, and use landuse=farmland for cropland only.
It is often useful to map the field boundaries within a farm area, especially when many public rights of way follow these boundaries. The use of various barrier=* tags is appropriate in this case.