basin cultivation

basin cultivation

[′bā·sən ‚kəl·tə′vā·shən]
(agriculture)
A type of cultivation in which small basins are enclosed by low earthen ridges to check runoff from heavy rains, thus conserving soil moisture and minimizing soil erosion.
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