Vertiver soil conservation

Soil conservation practices are used to prevent soil degradation and maintain good soil health. It is to prevent soil erosion, soil overuse and water contamination. There are various measures that are used to maintain soil health, and prevent the above harms to soil. These practices include: mulching, contour farming, Agro-forestry, inter-cropping, alley cropping, and vertiver hedgerows. Vertiver Establishment is a Technology on its own. Since 1987, technology has been tested in India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Madagscar, Brazil and Australia. In Trinidad used to stabilize rock based roadside. In Fiji research was carried out in Waibau, Naitasiri from 1987-2000.

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