bench terrace

bench terrace

A level step cut into a hillside grade.
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An on-farm experiment was conducted on bench terraces of SW Uganda, in Kabale district during two rainy seasons of 2005 (September-December) and 2006 (March-July) (Plate 1).
Management of highland areas characterized by bench terraces and fertility gradients need to involve strategic nutrient applications regimes based on soil tests especially for key crops like grain legumes that are widely produced by millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.
Over the years, these deposits have formed wide, productive bench terraces uphill from the hedges.
Nearby at Sayeret Shaked, the soils are deeper, so the foresters construct contour bench terraces.