Soil erosion is a major concern for many nations. What are the causes of soil erosion and what are some of the practices that are being put in place to slow down or stop soil erosion? Soil is simply a resource necessary for crop production and for building structures. We take it for granted and fail to notice it is disappearing. Soil erosion in agricultural systems is a very important problem to manage. Soil erosion can occur from winds, water and improper farming techniques. Soil erosion by winds may occur wherever dry, sandy or dusty surfaces in areas where vegetation is not enough to cover and protect the soil. Such conditions are found in arid lands and along the sand shores of oceans, lakes and rivers. The fine loose soil particles are blown from the surface of the land and transported by the winds. The sand is constantly blown away from one place to another. Agricultural field is covered with sand and becomes unproductive in the course of time. Therefore, plants get buried in the sand and are destroyed forever.
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This document was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course BIOLOGY Bi 105 at Montgomery.