Tool risk reduction measures


Crop rotation, intercropping, cover crops-image

Crop rotation, intercropping, cover crops

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Crop rotation is adapted to suit the specific requirements of slopes. Intercropping is the practice of growing two or more crops in proximity. The use of cover crops prevents soil from being left without plant cover for extended periods of time. Among other benefits, such farming practices reduce erosion when it comes to surface runoff in case of heavy rainfall.

Fields of action Farmland
Additionally to flood risk reduction by slowing surface runoff, the measure has medium or high possible benefits for the following biophysical impacts and ecosystem services: Intercept pollution pathways; Improve soils; Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge; Increase soil water retention; Reduce pollutant sources; Absorb and/or retain CO2; Aesthetic/cultural value; Filtration of pollutants

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Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology