Description of practice

Ridge-furrow is an agronomic system to direct water to furrows, creating more favourable growing conditions. In perennial crops it also reduces runoff and soil erosion.

Examples of how to use ridge-furrow systems for perennial crops Further information
(see Note below)

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Furrow-enhanced runoff harvesting

V-shaped furrows are constructed in a sloping orchard to harvest runoff. The furrows collect rainwater and supply the trees with extra water during a rain event.


┬╗WOCAT technology 1005

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A tillage tool is used to create micro-depressions (asperias) along all or alternate inter-vines rows to enhance water infiltration, increase plant available water and decrease runoff and associated soil loss.


┬╗WOCAT technology 907

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