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.
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- soil bank,
- soil binder,
- soil conditioner,
- soil creep,
- soil group,
- soil mechanics,
- soil one's hands,
- soil pipe
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the preservation of soil against deterioration or erosion, and the maintenance of the fertilizing elements for crop production
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