Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_489

A long, narrow strip of rising ground of any earth‐material and any origin. Also used in agriculture to denote the elongated mound of soil turned up by a plow in the process of cutting a furrow. Parallel ridges and furrows, running along contour lines are a simple and effective means of minimizing soil erosion on farmland.

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