Using Emergency Tillage to Control Wind Erosion
April 27, 2022
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 windblow...