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The growing of a cultivated crop, such as cotton, and a cover or forage crop, such as alfalfa, in alternating strips following the contour of the land, in order to minimize erosion.
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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.
In a crash program to save its soils, the United States returned large areas of eroded cropland to grass, adopted strip-cropping, and planted thousands of miles of tree shelterbelts.
THE 1930s Dust Bowl that threatened to turn America's Great Plains into a vast desert was a traumatic experience that led to revolutionary changes in the nation's agricultural practices, including the planting of tree shelterbelts (rows of trees planted beside fields) and strip-cropping (the planting of wheat on alternate strips with fallowed land each year).
This makes it possible to compare rotations, strip widths, and tillage practices for the climate, soil, and topography of interest to determine an optimum strip-cropping system.
The family's farm, located in the Coon Valley watershed area, was one of the first farms to participate in a pioneering strip-cropping conservation project in the 1930s.
Contour farming and strip-cropping are the most feasible practices to be adopted in this area (R.
Considering the different scenarios, substantial reduction in soil loss can be achieved when contouring and combined contouring and strip-cropping practices are applied to the croplands, as expected.
Strip-cropping slows runoff water by alternating bands of different crops across the slope (figure 8-8).
P compares the effect of contour tillage and contour strip-cropping with the test plot.
Strip-cropping or strip-intercropping systems may provide additional manure management alternatives.
Without subsidies, contour tree buffer strips are economically competitive with all practices evaluated except tree plantations at $1,183 ha land value, with all hut rowcropping at $2,223 ha land value, and with all but rowcropping and strip-cropping at $3,263 ha land value.