Wind erosion is still evident today in the United States and all around the world.
It is responsible for more than half of the two billion tons of soil lost from U.S. cropland annually.
So how are we preventing this:
- Trees and shrubs planted in windbreaks in a subdivision in North Dakota shows an example of dust storm prevention.
Vegetative barriers reduce wind velocity across fields and intercept wind-borne particles.
A field windbreak in Nebraska slows the wind.
Who is involved?