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Farming in nearly level rows around a hill, as opposed to farming up and down the hill.
Crop row ridges built by tilling and planting on the contour create hundreds of small dams. These ridges or dams slow water flow and increase infiltration, which reduces erosion.
Contoured rows should enter the grassed areas of waterways on the level, but should direct water into the grass.
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