Week 4 Conservation

This week I learned about soil erosion signs and consequences. Some soil erosion signs are:

  1. Muddy rivers
  2. Rilles,channels and gullies
  3. Caved in slops and stream banks

Soil conversion is used to limit the amount of surface runoff.There are a lot of ways to conserve soil like contour plants. Contour planting is when farmers plow the land vertically along the hill instead of horizontally. Sometimes with contour planting you use bunding. Bunding is when you place rocks along the lines of the contour rows.

Types of soil conversion:

  1. Contour planting
  2. Buffer strips
  3. Strip cropping
  4. Cover crops, or vegetation
  5. Mulching

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