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There are several ways to prevent erosion, including grassing waterways, conserving tillage, covering crops, managing pastures and fortifying stream and riverbanks. Some erosion control methods, such as fortifying embankments along waterways, take place at the source, w...


Soil erosion can be prevented by adding a few plants or trees where the soil typically erodes, adding fencing gullies and removing wildlife that will eat the vegetation. The eroding of the soil occurs naturally whenever there is moving water or even exposure to the wind...


Trees, deep-rooted grasses and perennials are excellent plants to prevent soil erosion. Used individually or in conjunction they all address the two main sources of erosion: wind and rain.


Erosion is a natural process in which rocks or soil are moved from one location to another by wind or water. Material may move through erosion for distances ranging from a few feet to thousands of miles. Erosion often is most noticeable along shorelines, but it occurs i...


Managing or reducing soil erosion is important because erosion causes environmental problems such as muddy waters and pesticide and fertilizer pollution. It also causes economic problems because of loss of arable land and lower crop yields. Another problem associated wi...


Wind erosion happens when pieces of the Earth are worn away by strong winds over time, and water erosion happens when moving water such as ocean waves wear away rock instead of seeping into the ground. Water is a more powerful erosion force than wind.


Farmers can help control erosion by practicing no-till farming, using terrace farming or by contour farming. Another method that works well in windy areas is strip farming. All these methods try and halt the loss of topsoil due to water and/or wind erosion.