soil conservation


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soil conservation

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(Agriculture) the preservation of soil against deterioration or erosion, and the maintenance of the fertilizing elements for crop production
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Noun1.soil conservation - protection of soil against erosion or deteriorationsoil conservation - protection of soil against erosion or deterioration
conservation - the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
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Adding Atlanta Gas Light's pipelines to the program will allow us to greatly expand the program's scope," said Forrest Hill, executive director of Two Rivers, an environmental non-profit organization whose members are 14 county governments and four soil conservation districts.
A National Program of Soil Conservation, written by Hugh H.
It is, I think, an historical fact that no American bureau equipped with money, men, and machines ever refused on principle to straighten a river, save only one--the Soil Conservation Service.
They participate in on-site training and technical programs that further their work in soil conservation, shade and fertility management and non-chemical treatment of their crops.
Hugh Bennett, chief of the Soil Conservation Service, and a small group of conservationists met to talk about the need for a new professional society to accommodate the interests of men and women who were joining the fight to control soil erosion and protect the productivity of American agriculture.
Neil Sampson, who spent 16 years with the Soil Conservation Service and has been head of the American Forestry Association since 1984, sees it this way: "This is a different environmental movement from the one 20 years ago.
CI works with farmers to promote such practices as water and soil conservation, crop diversification, and chemical fertilizer and pesticide reduction that help protect the surrounding forest, streams and wildlife.
A research project was funded by the Water Resources Ministry of the People's Republic of China to investigate the amount of sediment reduction due to soil conservation from 1987 to 1993 in the H-L watershed.
At the time, the news media were hitting on global warming, an issue that struck a chord with Sampson, whose interest in climate change dates back more than a decade as a result of his work in soil conservation.