Soil conservation refer to measures that are taken to protect the soil from destruction . The main measures that are taken to conserve soil include maintaining soil fertility and quality, preventing soil loss or erosion and preserving the soil.
Maintenance of soil fertility and quality;
The natural richness and fertility and richness of the soil should be maintained in order to ensure continued soil productivity. This can be achieved in the following ways.
- Crop rotation
- Mixed farming
- Proper application of chemical fertilizers
- Drainage trenches
- Proper ploughing technique
- Bush fallowing