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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What if the farmer changes to contour plowing rather than up-and-down plowing?
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.
The soil diffusion constant k for contour plowing was also affected by plow depth.
In Santa Catarina, Brazil, focus has been placed on soil and water conservation, using contour grass barriers, contour plowing and green manures.