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The twenty-ninth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes this short article by L. C. Aicher, superintendent of the Fort Hays Experiment Station in Hays, Kansas. In the article ("Curbing the Wind" in Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture for the Years 1933 to 1934"), Aicher describes the most effective techniques for preventing wind erosion, stating that "the secret in preventing soil from blowing is to keep the surface in a roughened condition." He also gives directions about the best methods for listing land and caring for fallow fields.

Creator: Aicher, L. C.
Date: 1935

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This source would serve as a good introduction to why controlling wind erosion is so important; it also gives some details about the techniques that could accomplish this, such as listing and stubble mulch.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 210664
Call Number: SP 360.6 K13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210664

Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Conservation - Stubble mulch
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Plowing - Listing
Agriculture - Crops - Wheat
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Droughts
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Storms - Wind
Agriculture - Implements and machinery - Cultivators
Agriculture - Implements and machinery - Discs
Agriculture - Implements and machinery - Listers
Collections - State Archives - Agriculture, State Board of
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Listing
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Soil erosion
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Stubble mulch
Date - 1930s - 1933
Date - 1930s - 1934
Date - 1930s - 1935
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Soil
Environment - Weather - Droughts
Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Environment - Weather - Storms - Wind
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Agriculture, Department of
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Report
Places - Cities and towns - Hays
Places - Counties - Ellis
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929 - 1941
Type of Material - Printed materials - Government publications - Reports

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