- soil conservation
- nounprotection of soil against erosion or deterioration• Hypernyms: ↑conservation
* * *noun1. : the prevention or reduction of soil erosion and soil depletion by protective measures against water and wind damage2. : management of soil so as to obtain the largest crop yields feasible and improve the soil at the same time
* * *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.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.