Cross Wind Ridges
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 Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents 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:
Contour Farming (330)
Cross Wind Trap Strips (589C)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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