If you have sloping fields in your operation, terraces are a good water and soil management structure to adopt to minimize soil erosion and conserve soil moisture on steep slopes. The kinds of terraces that can be used (narrow-based, broad-based, or terrace channels) are flexible and can be adapted to your needs and the soil type, and they can be spaced according to the potential for erosion and equipment considerations.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi and Hanna, H. Mark, "Install and maintain terraces for conservation" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1995.
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