Planting crops on a long, steep slope that has been converted into a series of broad, nearly level terraces with short vertical drops from one to another that run along the contour of the land to retain water and reduce soil erosion.
( S.C.). Constructing a level or sloping platform of earth across a slope to detain or control surface run-off and check soil erosion. See Bench terraces.
making a long pile of earth with sloping sides and a flat top; usually done along rivers to control flood waters
Creation of a relatively level bench or step-like surface, breaking the continuity of a slope.
A soil and water conservation technique consisting of ridges on the contour, or level areas constructed on a slope.
Shaping the land to create level shelves of earth to hold water and soil; requires extensive hand labor or expensive machinery, but it enables farmers to farm very steep hillsides.
The agricultural practice of using a raised strip of earth, more or less level or horizontal, usually constructed on or near a contour and designed to make the land suitable for tillage and to prevent accelerated erosion.
Terracing is the process of building walls to hold the soil in place on a sloped site
Creating one or a series of level areas on a sloped site. Terracing usually involves building retaining walls to hold the soil in place.
Dikes built along the contour of sloping farm land that hold runoff and sediment to reduce erosion.