Three methods of soil conservation include the prevention of soil erosion, reducing tillage and rotational grazing to prevent overgrazing. Soil conservation and water conservation are achieved simultaneously and go hand-... More » Science Environmental Science Conservation

Conservation plowing, or conservation tillage, is a method of planting and harvesting crops where stalks and other residue from the previous year are left on the ground into the next season. This reduces soil erosion and... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact

Contour plowing conserves soil by following the lay of the land and creating ridges that form a water break to prevent soil erosion. Furrows that do not follow the lay of the land cause rapid runoff during rainfall by fo... More » Science Earth Science Soil
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