Piling up of soil


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall

Farming system

Ridge plantings

Description of the measure

Reducing the erosion risk by piling up the soil in the rows

Comments on sustainability

Ridging of the soil horizontally to the main ridge in e.g. a potato field reduces the risk of soil erosion caused by heavy precipitations. The topsoil is kept on the field and the rainwater can infiltrate. This also prevents the run off of nutrients and pesticides. A further working step is necessary (fuel, working hour). For the special technique an investment and technical advice may be needed.