Plowing and planting across rather than up and down the slope of land to help retain water and reduce soil erosion.
Plowing and planting across the changing slope of land, rather than in straight lines, to help retain water and reduce soil erosion.
strips of plowed land located next to strips of grassland; a practice used to control water run-off and soil erosion
growing crops in strips that follow the contour of the land.
(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.
The practice of planting crops across a hill rather than up and down the hill to prevent soil erosion by water
Field operations (such as plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting) at right angles to the natural slope to reduce soil erosion, protect soil fertility, and limit water runoff. Contour strip farming is a kind of contour farming in which row crops are planted in strips, between alternating strips of close-growing, erosion-resistant forage crops.
A conservation-based method of farming in which all farming operations (for example, tillage and planting) are performed across (rather than up and down) the slope.