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Competency Area 5: Soil conservation AEM

PO 47. Understand the basic approaches to structural soil conservation practices.

  1. Filter strips
  2. Grassed waterways
  3. Diversions
  4. Ponds
  5. Terraces
  6. Drop structures

Filter Strips

Filter strips are strips or areas of permanent vegetation used to filter sediment, organic materials, nutrients, pesticides, and other contaminants from runoff.

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Grassed waterways

Grassed waterways are natural or constructed swales of permanent vegetation where water usually concentrates as it runs off a field.

Grassed waterway

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