California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
University of California
California Institute for Water Resources

Practices for Annual Crops

 

Goal: Add trees to increase diversity

Practices:

Alley Cropping 

Multi-story Cropping

Tree/Shrub Establishment

Goal: Increase soil organic matter

Compost with label

Practices:

Compost Application

Mulching

Goal: Keep soil covered to reduce wind erosion

cover crop with label

Practices:

Conservation Cover

Cover Crop 

Forage and Biomass Planting

Goal: Plant a diversity of crops

conservation crop rotation with label

Practices:

Conservation Crop Rotation

Strip Cropping

Goal: Keep soil covered to reduce water erosion

contour buffer strips with label

Practices:

Contour Buffer Strips 

Vegetative Barriers

Goal: Reduce nitrate leaching

Nutrient management with label

Practice:

Nutrient Management 

Goal: Reduce runoff from fields

field border with label

Practices:

Field Border

Filter Strip

Grassed Waterway

Goal: Increase pollinator habitat

Hedgerow 100 pixels I hope

Practice:

Hedgerow Planting

Goal: Reduce wind speed

wind break with label

Practices:

Herbaceous Wind Barrier

Windbreak Establishment 

Goal: Reduce compaction and erosion

no till with label

Practices:

No-Till

Reduced Till

Goal: Reduce runoff into streams

riparian with label

Practices:

Riparian Forest Buffer

Riparian Herbaceous Cover

 

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