- Soil conservation is the protection of productive soil, or the addition of nutrients to soil that has been used up.
- An example of soil conservation is covering rich soil with mulch to avoid wind erosion.
- An example of soil conservation is adding compost to depleted soil.
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the protection of fertile topsoil from erosion by wind and water and the replacement of nutrients in the soil, as by means of cover crops, terracing, contour farming, crop rotation, etc.
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