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Erosion-Fighting Fabric Plow
Here's a new erosion fighter that eliminates the need to use straw bales on newly created terraces or other steep slopes to stop water from washing away soil.
  The "fabric plow" was designed by Bill Klein, Jr., Flora, Ill., and is owned by the local county soil and water conservation district.
  A single large shank digs a slot about 16 in. deep. A large coulter follows, pushing landscape fabric down into the slot. A foot or so of fabric lays on top of the ground.
  The fabric barriers are put in about every 75 to 100 ft., depending on the grade. They hold the soil until grass has time to take root.
  Cost to the farmer is 50 cents per running foot, which pays for the fabric and the cost of installation.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bill Klein, Jr., Rr 1, Flora, Ill. 62839 (ph 618 662-4553).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5