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Panhandle Perspectives:

Using Emergency Tillage to Control Wind Erosion

By John Thomas; Crops Extension Educator, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties

Karen DeBoer; Crops Extension Educator, Kimball, Banner, and Cheyenne Counties

John Smith; Retired Machinery Systems

Engineer, PREC, Scottsbluff

High winds lasting for multiple days combined with long-term dry conditions have created the “perfect storm” for soil erosion to develop across Nebraska.

The erosion is visible in moving and drifted soil (Fig 1) and should be controlled before more topsoil and crops are lost. Weak stands of wheat were significantly sandblasted and damaged by the windblown soil. (F...


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