By: Rylie Shields-Mrs.Collier-Science-Group:C
this is a sediment size chart. the sizes vary from a big boulder to clay
here are a few farming methods on how to reduce soil loss.
here is an example of no-till farming
Methods of preventing soil erosion
-Mulch/Fertilizer: Applying a layer mulch to the soil top allows the soil to slowly soak up water, protects against rain impact, and restores pH levels.
-Retaining Walls: Retaining walls can be built around the area of erosion to prevent water run off, which leads to further erosion. If used with other methods, this can be very effective.
-Geotextiles: Using geotextiles is an effective method by itself as it stabilizes soil. When used in conjunction with growing vegetation, it is even more effective
No-till farming,Contour farming,Terracing
Contour farming-Contour ploughing or contour farming or Contour bunding is the farming practice of plowing and/or planting across a slope following its elevation contour lines.
Terracing-make or form (sloping land) into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps.