McCrory, windbreaks, crop yields, soil conversation service
The use of field windbreaks as a soil conservation practice in the Plains States has progressed steadily during the past 20 years. These plantings reward their owners with numerous benefits, including the reduction of wind currents, soil drifting, crop blowout, evaporation, transpiration, and control of drifting snow. In many cases they also provide protection for livestock and wildlife and produce wood products and fruit for home use. Many farmers have also observed increased crop yields in areas protected by windbreaks. Little research data are available on this phase. To get more information, employees of the Soil Conservation Service interviewed representative South Dakota farmers during the fall of 1954 to obtain firsthand results on the use of field windbreaks2 for increasing crop yields.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Ferber, A. E.; Ford, A. L.; and McCrory, S. A., "Good Windbreaks Help Increase South Dakota Crop Yields" (1955). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 114.