Contour Trash Lines

Success stories about maize trash-line in reducing surface soil erosion were discussed with farmers. Farmers welcomed the idea and took initiatives. Height of the bund riser behind the maize trash-line was 0.5m after two maize harvest seasons. Maize trash-line along the contour lines was observed to not be very stable/strong. Planting of hedgerow legume shrubs along trash-lines in slopping upland fields to reduce erosion of topsoil has proven effective.

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