Description of practice

Roughening the soil surface is a temporary erosion control practice that increases the relief of a bare soil surface to reduce wind velocity,  surface water runoff, increase infiltration and trap sediment.

Examples of how to use roughening the soil surface Further information
(see Note below)

AMP12 01

Tilling strips

Strips are tilled across 50% of the field perpendicular to the expected wind direction. This is a temporary wind erosion control measure, the success of which depends on climatic, soil, and cover conditions.


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AMP12 02

Emergency tillage

As a last resort wind erosion control practice, emergency tillage makes the soil surface rougher by producing clods and surface ridges that trap moving soil particles.


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Note: Most of the Further information links are to a full description of the example in the WOCAT database. However sometimes the link may be to similar practices or a research paper. Occasionally the link is to a commercial product in which case it should be understood that this does not imply any endorsement of the product by iSQAPER.

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