Practice Code: 585
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Stripcropping is the practice of growing crops in a systematic arrangement of strips in a field to reduce soil erosion, reducing particulate emissions into the air and improving water quality.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves farm aesthetics
Vegetative treatment can reduce the runoff of nutrients and other pollutants that impact water quality
Vegetation prevents contaminants from entering water bodies, protecting water quality
Reduces soil erosion by capturing sediment
Helps reduce fertilizer costs by providing nutrient inputs naturally
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Conservation Crop Rotation (328)
Cover Crop (340)
Grassed Waterway (412)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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