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contour farming Plowing and planting across the changing slope of land, rather than in straight lines, to help retain water and reduce soil erosion. Terracing (in agriculture) make or form (sloping land) into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps. Shelterbelts A row of trees or other tall perennial plants that are planted along the edges of farm fields to break the wind and thereby minimize wind erosion. Substainable agriculture Farming methods that preserve long-term productivity of land and minimize pollution, typically by rotating soil-restoring crops with cash crops and reducing inputs of fertilizer and pesticides. drip irrigation a method of supplying irrigation water through tubes that literally drip water onto the soil at the base of each plant. organic farming the use of natural substances rather than chemical fertilizers and pesticides to enrich the soil and grow crops integrated pest management the use of both biological and chemical methods to control pests safely and
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  • Fall '16
  • Callie Price
  • Biology, use of natural substances

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