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9.10: Avoiding Soil Loss

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contour cropping

Plowing along contour lines to slow soil erosion.

cover crops

Crops are planted year-round to increase fertility and prevent erosion.

no-till planting

Crop residues are left on the soil and soil is disturbed less.

strip cropping

Strips of closely sown crops alternate with strips of row crops.

terracing

Farming that takes place on a series of platforms down a hill.

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Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
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