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Contour Orchard and Other Perennial Crops

Orchards planted along the contour of the landPractice Code: 331

Contour Orchard and other perennial crops is the planting orchards, vineyards, or other perennial crops so that all cultural operations are done on or near the contour.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical GuideConservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.

 

Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Access Road
Contour Farming
Conservation Cover
Cover Crop
Diversion
Grassed Waterway

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.  

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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