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Strip Cropping
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Although kudzu was an effective method for healing serious erosion problems, the Department of Agriculture and county agricultural agents sought to prevent that erosion in the first place. One method of securing the soil was to encourage farmers to plant their crops in strips that followed the natural contours of the land. This Works Progress Administration photograph from the 1930s illustrates not only the utility, but the beauty of strip cropping.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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