Geography of Denton County Page: 51
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DENTON COUNTY AS A WHOLE
All the land in Denton County in C slope condition
will be retired from cultivation and put into permanent
pasture or meadow. The same thing will happen to
all land with D slope characteristics. The B slope can
be saved for cultivation through effective erosion con-
trol measures. The E. C. W. states that there is only
one slope type of cultivated land in the county on which
erosion control is not needed. That is flat land with
less than one per cent slope which has no outside water
coming on the land and which is always given to close-
row crops or broad-cast. A good three-year crop-rota-
tion plan for Denton County in the three physiographic
divisions has been suggested by the First Assistant State
Agronomist, who is now, 1936, stationed in Denton
County. For the Black Prairie-cotton, corn, and wheat
are suggested; for the Grand Prairie-cotton, corn, and
sorghum; for the East Cross Timbers-peanuts, peas,
and sorghum or cotton, sorghum, and corn. Farmers
should plant some crop which leaves erosion-resisting
residues, as wheat, barley, and oats or milo, kaffir, and
sudan grass. It is said that in an ideal system of farm
management the vegetative covering should be kept
on the ground until the soil moisture is sufficiently ac-
cumulated to insure success in the initial stage of the
new crop. A good example is that of wheat stubble,
which could easily be left in the field one foot high and
worked into the surface soil as soon as possible. It is
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/66/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.