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Authors: Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D.


Soils in Our Environment. Chapter 14. Soil Erosion. Raymond Miller and Duane Gardiner. (2001).

Soil Quality – Agronomy. Technical Notes. USDA NRCS.

  • No. 7 : Effects of soil erosion on soil productivity and soil quality.
  • No. 9: Managing conservation tillage

Key Questions

  • What is the general trend of water and wind erosion for the period between 1982 and 1997?
  • What are the causes and implications of soil erosion?
  • How do soil texture and structure influence soil erosion?
  • What is the difference between rill and gully erosion?
  • What factors influence wind erosion?
  • What are the important cultivation practices for controlling wind erosion?