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close this bookSoil Conservation Techniques for Hillside Farms (Peace Corps, 1986, 96 p.)
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Manures and crop residues

The incorporation of crop residues or animal manure is a means of utilizing often wasted by products of the agricultural process. They are relatively simple operations, requiring only the labor to collect and spread manure or crop residues before carrying out the normal tillage operations.