contour farming

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17:56 Mar 11, 2011
English to Danish translations [PRO]
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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Konturdyrkning er jordbehandling langs linjer, der forbinder punkter i samme terrænhøjde, hvilket medfører, at muldjorderosion og forureningen af vandmiljøet med eroderet jord begrænses, samt at jordens vandkapacitet øges.

Example sentence(s):
  • Vanderosion : dyrkningsmæssige kontrolforanstaltninger med særlig vægt på jorddække og konturdyrkning = Water erosion -  
  • Konturdyrkning betyder, at markarbejde som pløjning, plejning og tilplantning udføres langs konturer (i rette vinkler i forhold til den normale afstrømning og ikke op og ned ad skråningen). - Official website of the European Union  
  • Metoder, der ikke omtales i dansk sammenhæng er minimal jordbehandling, der er egnet på nogle jordtyper, samt konturpløjning og konturdyrkning, der også kan medvirke til at begrænse erosion. - DHI  
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