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What is Contour Farming?In which type of soil contour farming is suitable?

What is contour farming?In which type of soil contour farming is suitable?

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Contour farming is a method to absorb the impact of heavy rainfall or we can also say that it us a method in which the land is divided in to strips at constant level to store rain water to reduce loss of soil surface.

It is used in stripe cropping, terracing and water diversion.

What is Contour Farming?In which type of soil contour farming is suitable?

Contour farming is an agricultural practice where steps are cut out on a sloped field so as to provide steps of flat land (same contour) for cultivation. The potential benefits are a check on erosion, better rainfall usage, more infiltration, and reduction in the need for irrigation.

It is feasible on all slopy regions to accept on those with highly erodible soils and soils that allow little infiltration.

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