Conservation of soil is one among a few of the methods which have been undertaken to prevent soil erosion which eliminates the top layer of the soil thus removing all necessary organic matters and nutrients which are very necessary for plants to grow and produce fruits.
Soil conservation is the prevention of soil loss from erosion or the prevention of decreased fertility caused by acidification, over usage, salinization or other chemical soil contamination. There are various types of soil and each soil has its own soil properties. Soil has vital potential in agriculture, mining and many more, hence it is necessary to conserve soil.
Soil conservation methods
Some methods normally adopted for soil conservation are listed below:
- Checking Overgrazing
- Constructing Dams
- Changing Agricultural Practices
- Crop Rotation
- Strip Cropping
- Use of Early Maturing Varieties
- Contour Ploughing
- Terracing and Contour Bunding
- Ploughing the Land in Right Direction
We can save a lot of our valuable soil by bringing about certain changes in our agriculture practices.