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Cross Wind Ridges

Cross wind ridges applied in a field to control soil loss from wind forces

Practice Code: 588
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Cross wind ridges are ridges formed by tillage, planting or other operations and aligned across the prevailing wind erosion direction.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Reduces sediment deposition
  • Improves soil health
  • Improves crop yields

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Conservation Cropping Rotation (328)
Contour Farming (330)
Cover Crop (330)
Cross Wind Trap Strips (589C)
Stripcropping (585)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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