soil erosion

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the washing away of soil by the flow of water

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The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish native plant species on marginal agricultural lands for the primary purpose of preventing soil erosion and improving water quality and related benefits of reducing loss of wildlife habitat.
It is often assumed that these changes in the landscape over time (Table 1) have caused an increase in the risk and severity of soil erosion in the Mackenzie Basin.
Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction, stated: “We have often installed a retaining wall where the soil erosion was the factor causing foundation damage.
Prior to this ecological disaster, there had been significant reluctance across federal agencies and within academic institutions to recognize that soil erosion was a serious concern.
Increased soil erosion reduces the volume of land available to grow crops and further endangers the state's declared goal to make Iran self-sufficient in foodstuffs.
The method of mulching, though known to farmers in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab, is still an unknown technique to most cultivators, who are often troubled by soil erosion, the growth of weeds around crops and the extreme climate in the country.
CRP has restored more than 2 million acres of wetlands and associated buffers and reduces soil erosion by more than 300 million tons per year.
Morgan [16] according to a study on the soil erosion in England, found out the utilization of the farming lands has an important control over the source and amount of sedimentary in river.
A statement issued by Ministry of Agriculture said "the Undersecretary discussed with the delegation best means to fight desertification, including the use of non-harming of environment material derived from vegetarian stuff that can hold the soil, eventually prevent soil erosion in addition to help in soil moisture to contribute in plants grow, especially in dry lands.
These findings convinced them that if wheat producers in eastern Oregon and Washington used no-till systems, they could substantially stem soil erosion and enhance water quality and conservation.
Speaking to the AA, Nevzat Ozer, the representative of the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) in north-eastern province of Rize, said Friday that if efforts were made to establish 25 centimeter thick fields, Turkey could obtain fields as big as two million decares in total.
Loss of soil fertility resulting in reduction of land productivity, soil erosion, waterlogging, desertification, salinity and loss of biodiversity are some of the outcomes of land degradation.
So, since 1994, Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act has required that counties administer and enforce soil erosion and sedimentation control on public and private lands.
However, the addition of dissolved PAM may have some negative aspects such as increasing water viscosity, which in turn could lead to a decrease in the IR and increased runoff, although possibly to a decrease in soil erosion (Ben-Hur and Keren 1997; Ajwa and Trout 2006; Sojka et al.
A: Usually planted in fall, fast-growing green manure crops provide protection against soil erosion over the winter months and add orqanic matter that improves fertility.