Definition of contour ploughing in English:

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contour ploughing

noun

[mass noun]
Ploughing along the contours of the land in order to minimize soil erosion.
Example sentences
  • Educators need the equivalent of the tractor, contour plowing, and hybridization.
  • Programmes were instituted to fill dongas, build contour banks, and promote contour ploughing.
  • Jefferson was aware of the problem, and tried to mitigate it by what we would term contour ploughing on his hilly estate.

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