||A method of plowing rows that follow the curves of the land rather than straight up and down slopes.
||A crop, usually a (leafy) legume, planted to keep nutrients from leaching, soil from eroding, and land from weeding over, as during the winter.
||A raised bank of earth having vertical or sloping sides and a flat top: turning a hillside into a series of ascending terraces for farming.
||The planned order of specific crops planted on the same field.
||Planting a crop without prior cultivation and with very little soil disturbance at seeding.
||The removal of topsoil through a meduim such as wind, water, ice, and gravity.
||The application of techniques for maintaining the productivity and health of farming land by control of wind-and water-induced soil erosion.
||A mixture of small rock particles, water, air, decomposed organic materials, and mineral fragments.