4.4 Windbreaks & Crop Yields


Windbreaks can increase amount and quality of crop yields by reducing erosion, improving microclimate, retaining moisture, and reducing crop damage by high winds. If prevailing winds are from two directions, windbreaks on two sides may be required. To encourage even distribution of snow across a field for soil moisture, use a density of 30 to 40 percent.

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