Definition of contour ploughing in English:

contour ploughing

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[mass noun]
  • Ploughing along the contours of the land in order to minimize soil erosion.
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    • 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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