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Comment: 12:55 - 14:02 (01:07)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 1. Down to Earth
Keywords: "wind erosion", windbreak, "water management", "crop rotation", "Wayne Soppeland", "Rick Aguayo", "soil conservation"
Our transcription: To dissipate the strong winds that can remove a half inch or more of soil in a single day, Soppeland has planted dense rows of trees known as windbreaks around his fields.
He's also turned to the United States Department of Agriculture for additional ideas.
After visiting Soppeland's farm and learning about his primary concerns, soil conservationist, Rick Aguayo drew up a soil management plan.
This plan included suggestions about how frequently to plow the fields, as well as recommendations concerning water management and crop rotation.
Along with the use of windbreaks, these soil conservation technique are making a significant difference on Wayne Soppeland's farm.
These improvements are not just quick fixes but substantial changes that will keep Soppeland's soil productive for years to come.
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