contour farming

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17:54 Mar 11, 2011
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Science - Agriculture
Additional field(s): Forestry / Wood / Timber
English term or phrase: contour farming
Definition from NMSU Glossary:
(crop science) Field operations such as plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting on the contour, or at right angles to the natural slope to reduce soil erosion, protect soil fertility, and use water more efficiently.

Example sentence(s):
  • Contour farming is performed on sloping cropland by following the natural contours when tilling and harvesting the soil, planting, and cultivating. It also includes following established grades of terraces or diversions. Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • An early use of contour farming where crop rows match the natural lay of the land. This Iowa farmer is plowing with equipment pulled by horses. IOWA pathways
  • Contour farming is most effective on slopes between 2 and 10 percent. NRCS, CA
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5等高耕作
Ivan Niu
4坡地耕作
Phil Hughes


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坡地耕作


Definition from wikipedia:
Contour ploughing or contour farming is the farming practice of plowing across a slope following its elevation contour lines. The rows formed slows water run-off during rainstorms to prevent soil erosion and allows the water time to settle into the soil. ...

Example sentence(s):
  • Contour ploughing or contour farming is the farming practice of plowing across a slope following its elevation contour lines. The rows formed slows water run-off during rainstorms to prevent soil erosion and allows the water time to settle into the soil. ... - Online definition  
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等高耕作


Definition from 百度百科:
Definition in Baidu Baike:
中文名称:
等高耕作
英文名称:
contour tillage
定义:
在坡耕地上,沿等高线进行耕作的水土保持措施。
所属学科:
水利科技(一级学科);水利水土保持(二级学科);水土保持措施(水利)(三级学科)
等高耕作contour cultivation;contour tillage;contour ploughing
  等高耕作也叫横坡耕作。即沿等高线方向用犁开沟播种,利用犁沟、耧沟、锄沟阻滞径流,增大拦蓄和入渗能力。
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维基百科对contour ploughing 的解释:
Contour ploughing or contour farming is the farming practice of plowing across a slope following its elevation contour lines. The rows formed slows water run-off during rainstorms to prevent soil erosion and allows the water time to settle into the soil.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contour_ploughing

Example sentence(s):
  • Contour ploughing or contour farming is the farming practice of plowing across a slope following its elevation contour lines. The rows formed slows water run-off during rainstorms to prevent soil erosion and allows the water time to settle into the soil. - Wikipedia  
Ivan Niu
China
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