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Contour Buffer Strips

Practice Code: 332

Contour buffer strips are strips of perennial grass alternated with wider cultivated strips that are farmed on the contour. Vegetation in strips consists of adapted species of grasses or a mixture of grasses and legumes

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:

Contour Farming
Grassed Waterway
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till
Residue and Tillage Management, Reduced Till
Stripcropping
Terrace

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