Practice Code: 386
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)
A field border is a strip of permanent vegetation established at the edge or around the perimeter of a field.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves farm aesthetics
Permanent vegetative cover along field edges reduces soil erosion caused by equipment turning, loading and unloading
Vegetation provides a buffer around the perimeter or at least one side of the field for improved water quality and other environmental benefits
Vegetation provides cover and habitat for wildlife
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)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (647)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)
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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