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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While at the facilities, participants were able to see implemented BMPs including: stream bank fencing, contour farming, run-off management and grassed waterways.
If crops are planted, we tell it the chemicals applied, tillage method, and whether contour farming or other conservation practices are being used.
In adherence with an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan as well as conservation and nutrient management plans, the Brubakers have implemented practices including: streambank fencing, grassed waterways, barnyard roof runoff management, a manure storage facility, a filtration and sedimentation basin, stripcropping and contour farming, and dead bird composting.
In between designing early terraces and teaching folks about contour farming, he educated the people about the benefits of electricity.