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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Among the practices that will be encouraged are soil conservation, integrated pest management, fencing, contour plowing, ditching, terracing, pondage and troughs, natural fertilizers, wood-saving stoves and slope correction.