3.Based on differences in climate only, do you think awheat farmer would have greater, less, or about the same yield this year compared to an average year? 4.How much different was the precipitation in 1933 compared to 1928?
5.In the years leading up to the Dust Bowl, farmers were continually increasing their planting. Explainwhy, given the climate data you analyzed, this would have seemed like a reasonable decision at the time. 6. One of the most heavily planted crops at the time was red winter wheat. This crop has a maximum root depth of 5 feet. It is planted in mid-August and harvested around mid-May. How might the replacement of native species with this domesticated crop have contributed to the Dust Bowl? 7.If you were considering buying land and developing a farm in Cimarron County today, what precautions would you want to take to protect yourself against the possibility of drought?
- Spring '08