contour plowing

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contour plowing

[′kän‚tu̇r ‚plau̇·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Cultivation of land along lines connecting points of equal elevation, to prevent water erosion. Also known as terracing.
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It also served as training center for agriculture and fishery development, with the notable feature of farmer-to-farmer mentoring on integrated pest management, organic farming, vermi-composting, contour farming, and natural farming systems.
Projects under the CBLA include mangrove rehabilitation; construction and management of communal gardens; contour farming, construction and management of communal pig pen; sugar mill construction; and construction of fishing boats.
Measures, which can control erosion, include vegetative cover, contour farming, controlling down slope runoff by diversions, grassed waterways, strip cropping and terracing, among others.
The pivoting drawbar mounted just behind the front axle limited the operator's ability to plow a straight line or pull a plow around a curve in a field for contour farming.
Farming practices hypothesized to be associated with having a formal erosion plan include whether contour farming, conservation tillage, or crop rotation were practiced on the survey field.
If conservation practices such as contour farming, strip cropping, and terracing are considered, then RUSLE2 or WEPP should be used to evaluate the practice.
If crops are planted, we tell it the chemicals applied, tillage method, and whether contour farming or other conservation practices are being used.
World Bank GroupIMF Filipino Staff Association (WBIFA), for land preparation and establishment of contour farming as livelihood recovery and rebuilding for small farmers in Matagob town in Leyte;
Other solutions to erosion include conservation tillage, narrow row cropping, and consolidating land holdings so that contour farming can be used on larger fields.
In between designing early terraces and teaching folks about contour farming, he educated the people about the benefits of electricity.
Cross-slope farming involves conducting tillage operations at some slope gradient that is less stringent than contour farming requirements.
The comparison of two tillage experiments showed that contour farming significantly decreased tillage erosion.