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soil bank

A former federal government program that paid landowners to keep their agricultural lands fallow—unfarmed—for 5 to 10 years in order to prevent overproduction in specified commodities.Today,many of the same functions are administered by the Conservation Reserve Program of the Farm Service Agency (www.fsa.usda.gov).

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After tillage was reduced by converting some land to soil bank, and population density increased, we suspected the sex ratio would become more even.
As with the Soil Bank, there's naturally a positive correlation between land in CRP and the pheasant population.
Soil Bank didn't have an immediate effect on duck populations because the northern plains suffered through drought in 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1964.
Seeds from all three treatments exhibited, in general, low germination percentages (6% in whole seeds in feces, 16% in seeds from the soil bank, and 0.
It created the Crop Reserve Program (CRP), a modified version of the Soil Bank, in which land is taken out of production for a ten-year period.
There has been a steady decline in reforestation efforts since the Soil Bank program ended.
At the time, the Midwest was languishing between the Soil Bank and Conservation Reserve Program, which meant every square foot of available cropland was planted in corn or soybeans.
Cass County farmers, however, have only participated to a limited extent in the Soil Bank (SB) and Conservation Reserve Programs (CRP).
Furthermore, under well-managed grazing situations, the animals are distributing little deposits of rich, processed organic entrees for integration into the soil bank stimulating even more complex microbial populations in the soil.
Retaining WallsNothing so nicely redefines the edge of a lawn or so elegantly keeps a sheer driveway-side soil bank from washing out as a stone retaining wall.
These included the Soil Bank program, Conservation Reserve Contracts, Feed Grain, Wheat, and Cotton Diversion Programs (Barlow 1979), and the recent Conservation Reserve Program.
If a driveable grade or a fair curve requires cutting out the side of a large soil bank, the spoil can be used to fill dips or extend the roadway off to the side.
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