a plan providing cash payments to farmers who cut production of certain surplus crops in favor of soil-enriching ones.
(in the US) a federal programme by which farmers are paid to divert land to soil-enriching crops
noun 1. a plant that prevents or inhibits erosion by providing a ground cover and forming a dense network of roots that hold the soil.
noun 1. any of various organic or inorganic materials added to soil to improve its structure.
noun 1. any of various methods to achieve the maximum utilization of the land and preserve its resources through such controls as crop rotation, prevention of soil erosion, etc. soil conservation noun 1. the preservation of soil against deterioration or erosion, and the maintenance of the fertilizing elements for crop production
noun, Geology. 1. creep of soil on even slopes; often accelerated by spring freeze-and-thaw or general periglacial conditions. Compare creep (def 22a). noun 1. the gradual downhill movement, under the force of gravity, of soil and loose rock material on a slope