Strip cropping is a an approach of farming offered when a steep is also steep or also long, or otherwise, as soon as one go not have an alternative technique of preventing soil erosion. That alternates strips of very closely sown crops such as hay, wheat, or other small grains with strips of heat crops, such as corn, soybeans, cotton, or sugar beets. Piece cropping helps to prevent soil erosion by creating natural dams because that water, help to preserve the stamin of the soil. Specific layers the plants will certainly absorb minerals and water from the soil an ext effectively than others. When water reaches the weaker soil the lacks the minerals needed to make it stronger, it typically washes the away. When strips of floor are strong enough to slow down water from moving through them, the weaker floor can"t wash away choose it usually would. Because of this, farmland stays abundant much longer. Over there is no accessible information on the degree of piece cropping in Europe. The practice has actually been widespread in phibìc America as a method of mitigating floor erosion native wind and also water.




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BP2 - sluggish runoff High
BP10 - minimize erosion and/or sediment distribution High
ES8 - Erosion/sediment manage High
PO9 - take it adequate and co-ordinated measures to minimize flood threats High
PO11 - better protection because that ecosystems and much more use of environment-friendly Infrastructure High
BP7 - increase soil water retention short
BP11 - boost soils tool
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge medium
ES7 - Flood risk reduction medium
ES9 - Filtration that pollutants tool
PO3 - enhancing status the hydromorphology quality facets medium
PO7 - prevent surface water status deterioration tool
PO12 - an ext sustainable farming and forestry tool
PO14 - prevention of biodiversity ns tool
BP6 - boost infiltration and/or groundwater recharge medium
PO5 - boosting quantitative status medium

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