contour ploughing

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contour ploughing

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(Agriculture) ploughing following the contours of the land, to minimize the effects of erosion
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contour ploughing

naratura a girapoggio
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Crop rotation, strip farming, terracing and contour plowing became tools for better land and water resource management.
In a similar vein, using data from a later period, Fleming (2014) finds that cost sharing of cover crops in Maryland reduces acreage on which strip-cropping and contour plowing are used.
The Roman farming estates called latifundia, together with the practice of plowing up and down slopes instead of across (contour plowing), ruined Italian soils.