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Aerial Photograph of Contour Plowing on a Farmer's Field, 1110 W. Ellsworth Rd., July 1954

Aerial Photograph of Contour Plowing on a Farmer's Field, 1110 W. Ellsworth Rd., July 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 7, 1954
Caption
A Pilot's View of Soil Conservation Practices in Washtenaw: The graceful curves in the air view of a 40-acre field, as shown above, are only incidental to the pictorial evidence of a farmer's determination to conquer soil erosion by good plowing practices. The site is on a farm owned by Mrs. M. Thomas Black of 1110 W. Ellsworth Rd. which is leased and operated on shares by William McCalla. The dark strips are planted to clover, the light strips recently plowed for wheat. The special contour plowing, done under the guidance of County Soil Agent Don Maurer, will stop erosion around high spots in the field at the front and back centers. Water had drained to the east and west sides of the slopes, carrying away rich top soil.

Year
1954
Month
July
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