Best Management Practices: Controlling Soil Erosion on the Farm
Soil erosion hurts cropland productivity and contributes to the pollution of watercourses, wetlands and lakes. The first step to keeping soil in its place is diagnosing the problem at a particular site. This 36-page booklet is filled with photographs to match field symptoms with erosion type, and provide practical solutions. Reduced tillage, cover crops and crop rotations, diversion terraces, earthen berms, other erosion control structures, grassed waterways, and bank and outlet stabilization are among the best management practices discussed.
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