Water Ponding/Management/Keyline URL

darren simo wannafarm at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 27 13:28:15 EST 2001

>Though I have read the chapter on Pasture my take is that you plow on the
>contour parallel to the keyline or to some guideline. Is this so?
You actually plow slightly up to the valleys and down to the ridges, this 
will stop water cocentrating in the valleys and spread it evenly over all of 
the land.In that way Keyline plowing slows erosion and increases soil 
moisture on the ridges, so the ridges are no longer dry areas and become 
more productive.

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