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This brief article discusses the importance of decreasing water erosion, which has washed away approximately ninety percent of the productive soil in eastern Kansas. Two remedies which are suggested are terracing and the planting of blue grass sod (which will bind the soil together). Scientists at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) were experimenting with these two techniques.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: December 4, 1932

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This source works well with images of listing, terracing, and other agricultural techniques that helped curb soil erosion. It also provides an example of some of the ways Kansans were combating erosion. It can also be used to illustrate how dire the situation was during the Dust Bowl.

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

Item Number: 210710
Call Number: 630 Agriculture Clippings, v. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210710

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