contour farming

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17:54 Mar 11, 2011
English to Slovak 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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4terasovité pestovanie
Janka Lopatnikova


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terasovité pestovanie

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pestovanie obilia a plodín na terasách na svahoch kopcov a obvodoch terénnych vyvýšenín

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  • Oblasti pestovania sa nachádzajú v oblastiach s priemernou nadmorskou výškou, kde je náročný terén a malá veľkosť statkov (terasovité pestovanie), ktoré zároveň s vysokými cenami vstupov spôsobuje veľmi vysoké náklady produkcie -  

Janka Lopatnikova
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