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Bedding

Practice Code: 310
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

Bedding is the practice of plowing, blading, or otherwise elevating the surface of flat land into a series of broad, low ridges separated by shallow, parallel channels with positive drainage.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Protects water quality
  • Improves drainage of surface water
  • Improves crop productivity, health and vigor

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).

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All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.


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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