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Conservation Plowing!!!

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Maci Hudson

on 8 November 2013

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Transcript of Conservation Plowing!!!

Fun Facts and More!
Conservation Plowing

What is Conservation Plowing??
Conservation Plowing is a soil conservation method in which the dead stalks from the previous year's crop are left in the ground to hold the soil in place.

Soil can be conserved through Conservation Plowing.

Farmers leave dead stalks from previous year's crops in the ground to help return soil nutrients, retain moisture, and hold soil in place.
Farmers also allow the majority of natural plant life to remain on top of the soil instead of tilling it under.
Stalks from previous years might have pesticides affecting the soil and plants.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Soil is loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow.
Soil conservation is the management of soil to prevent its destruction.
Soil Fun Facts
It takes more than five hundred years to create less than two centimeters of top soil.
The United States has over 80 thousand different kinds of soil.
Soil has its own color palette, it comes in red, black, brown, and yellow.
Conservation Fun Facts
Conservation Plowing is a technique where farmers plow the curve of the land instead of in straight lines.
Conservation Plowing is an important step in conservation agriculture.
Science Textbook
by: Maci and Amy
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