Strip cropping or strip farming is defined as alternating crop rows between heavy-rooted plants and loosely-rooted plants to minimize erosion.
An example of strip cropping is planting a field with strips of soybean and alfalfa.
crop planting in which wide rows of heavy-rooted plants are alternated with loose-rooted plants so as to lessen erosion, as on a hillside
The growing of a cultivated crop, such as cotton, and a cover or forage crop, such as alfalfa, in alternating strips following the contour of the land, in order to minimize erosion.
strips of alfafa in a field of corn