Calcium Products - Displaying items by tag: windbreaks

Calcium Products - Displaying items by tag: windbreaks

Windbreaks Increase Yields

If you want great soil quality, you have to make sure the soil stays in your field.

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While wind erosion has declined in the last 20 years, recent land values, adoption of no-till, larger farm equipment, and aging windbreak plantings have led to the removal of windbreak. It may surprise many growers that windbreaks offer an overall yield increase.

A worldwide study found that within the protected zone of the windbreak, spring wheat yields increased an average of 8%, corn by 12%, soybeans by 13%, and winter wheat by 23%.

You can learn more by reading the article A Break for Higher Yields found in the Furrow.

 

 

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