ERIC Number: ED080342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Approved Practices in Soil Conservation.
Foster, Albert B.
This book is written for individuals who wish to apply conservation practices, especially those of soil and water conservation, without technical assistance, to meet one's own conditions, and within his own capability to apply them. To meet these needs, the book includes a discussion and description of soil and water conservation methods for the small operator while at the same time recognizing the changes that have been brought about through improved technology and by larger and more complex farm equipment. The range of topics covered include: Using Land Within Its Capability, Using Cropping Systems that Conserve Soil and Water, Engineering Instruments, Calculating the Runoff From a Watershed, Grassed Waterways and Outlets, Farming on the Contour, Contour Fences, Strip Crop Farming, Laying Out and Constructing Terraces and Diversions, Minimum Tillage, Laying Out and Constructing Ponds, Preventing and Healing Gullies, Controlling Erosion on Construction Sites, Controlling Sandblows, Planting Shelterbelts, Managing Farm Woodlands, Managing Land for Wildlife, Improving and Managing Pastures and Ranges, Laying Out and Constructing Farm Drainage, Conservation Irrigation, and Using Land for Recreation. Many diagrams, charts, and pictures are found throughout and a large glossary of terms concludes the work. (BL)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Farm Management, Land Use, Methods, Natural Resources, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Technology, Water Resources
Interstate Printers & Publishers, Danville, Illinois (No price quoted)
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