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contour farming
Subject Category
A Farms and Farming Systems
Definition
Field operations such as plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting on the contour, or at right angles to the natural slope, to reduce soil erosion, protect soil fertility, and use water more efficiently.
Definition Source
Agriculture Fact Book, USDA
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/28615.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/28615
Broader Term
farming systems
Related Term
agricultural conservation practice
conservation practices
contour buffer strips
Spanish
agricultura de contorno
Term Number
28615