Furrow dikes may reduce runoff

Durham, Sharon
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/4/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p7
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the advantages of furrow dikes, small basins formed in soil between crop rows. According to the scientists of Agricultural Research Service, furrow dikes may provide for better absorption of water and conserve it during rain. Furrow diking is used by the peasants in the arid regions of the U.S. in order to make full use of water and to conserve it too. Proper utilization can store more rainwater in furrow dikes which can then be used for irrigation and this may result an improvement in the agricultural productivity.


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