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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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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).
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.