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Cross Wind Ridges

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

Practice Code: 588

Cross wind ridges are formed by tillage, planting, or other operations; and aligned across the direction of erosive winds.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

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

Conservation Cropping Rotation
Contour Farming
Cover Crop
Cross Wind Trap Strips

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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