A little history
Originally, the Segala is a poor land because of its siliceous acids which did not allow to grow wheat.
If we imagine the agricultural landscape of Segala 150 years ago, there was one hand the trays were covered with heath and woodland, on the other valleys or concentrated habitat and crops as the soils were richer in silt.
Rye was grown, a less demanding crop than wheat in soils. This rye gave his name to this country: the Segala.
Yields were very low and very poor Ségalis.
The chestnut and potato (about 1816 - 1817) saved the country several times of scarcity. Livestock was also poor, heath trays and served as fallow pasture.
But all this would change with the arrival of lime on the Segala which allowed to amend the land. She arrived first Carmaux through wealthy landowners (because of high transportation costs).
In 1890, the agricultural crisis caused a major population exodus to Paris and those who remained ventured to clear the plates and leave the valley bottoms, which now are won by the forest.
In 1902, with construction of the railway viaduct Viaur and the opening of the Rodez-Carmaux, lime can happen by the trainload on the Segala and gradually, wheat replaces rye.
Yields become much better and new fertilizers and crop reaches: potatoes, beets, corn and clover.
By 1930, it is the mechanization of agriculture, then to 1950-1960, we can say that the Segala is one of the finest agricultural lands of southern France.
It is a real transformation that undergoes landscapes with the agricultural revolution associated with the transportation revolution