Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Unprotected soil is subject to wind erosion. Any occurrence that leaves the soil bare sets the stage for soil erosion. Unprotected fields result from the after harvest removal of plant residue for feed, by burning or by tillage operations. The best way to control wind and water erosion is to maintain a cover on the soil surface throughout the year. This can be done by establishing windbreaks, strip-cropping, or maintaining a cover of plant residue and/or growing crops on the entire soil surface.
Durland, Bob, "Wind and Emergency Erosion Control" (2002). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 4.