Is your soil blowin’ in the wind?

Soil erosion can be damaging to your fields and the environment. Planting windbreaks and keeping crop residue or cover crops on the surface can help defeat it


We have all seen the photos of the dust clouds and drifts of blown soil from the “Dirty Thirties,” and that is often what comes to mind when we think of wind erosion. 

Unfortunately, thinking of wind erosion only in terms of extreme events means that we ignore the more subtle and more common losses of soil that occur every year.

Better Farming - May 2011