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Soil degradation Solutions 9

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NRCS
Natural Resources conservation service. Assists landowners with soil conservation, nutrient management, and water management
crop rotation
use different crops in a field. rotate from year to year
contour farming
planting across the slope. cuts erosion by half
strip cropping
plant in wide strips across the slope
intercropping
Growing two or more different crops at the same time on a plot.
shelterbelts
rows of trees planted as a windbreak to reduce soil erosion of agricultural land
conservation tillage
leaving previous years crop residue on the surface to protect from erosion and not using a till but planting directly into previous crops residue
preventing salinization
reduce irrigation, improve irrigation efficiency, plant salt tolerant crops
maintain soil quality
add animal manuer, reduce pesticides, add compost
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