Efficiency of Grass Strips and Sodded Waterways

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Abstract

Soil erosion is the most severe hazard of land and ecosystem degradation – it is irreversible and has far-reaching environmental and social consciences. Loss of crop production, alone, costs Moldova US$ 200 million a year; the cost of infrastructure damage is undoubtedly much greater. Erosion can be minimized by mechanical and biological methods, both of which always involve considerable investment. Simple, effective biological controls include alternation of crops and perennial grasses in strips and sodding of waterways – which may reduce soil loss by 20 t/ha/year and safely dispose of the remaining runoff.

Keywords

Soil Erosion Soil Loss Perennial Grass Simulated Rainfall Arable Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nicolae Dimo Institute of Pedology, Agrochemistry and Soil ProtectionChisinauRepublic of Moldova

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