Strip Cropping

Strip Cropping practice of growing field crops in narrow strips either at right angles to the direction of the prevailing wind, or following the natural contours of the terrain to prevent wind and water erosion of the soil. In other words, a system of growing different crops in alternate narrow rows to avoid soil erosion, eg on a hillside. Strip cropping is not very common in Bangladesh. It is practised occasionally in the hills of Sylhet, Chittagong, chittagong hill tracts and madhupur tract areas in order to grow rice and vegetables. [Md Didar-Ul-Alam]