Solutions To Soil Erosion

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Soil erosion is one of the most serious threats in our world. Humans cause 40% of soil erosion. Soil erosion is topsoil, which is organic soil made up with rich nutrients. Erosion can be caused by careless farming techniques that lead to water erosion. When it is raining and you are walking to class you can see soil erosion where they have been working beside the English building. Soil erosion and water erosion is practically the same thing. No one will ever notice soil erosion because nobody ever realizes erosion is everywhere we go. So what exactly causes soil erosion? Humans cause soil erosion, farmers, anybody really, cause soil erosion. Farmers do not listen to the soil conservationist. That is the main problem why we have soil erosion. …show more content…
Livestock comes in and eats all of the plants. If farmers would just consult their crops and get them out before erosion occurs. Livestock makes a very muddy field and then it rains. There go all kinds of danger down the creek bed. Soil structure influences the ease which soil can be eroded. Soil with a medium to fine texture, a low of organic matter content, and weak structural development are most easily eroded. Typically these soils have low water infiltration rates and therefore are subject to high rates of water. Soil structure is bad for damaging crops out west. Farmers are supposed to design a well-structured soil structure. But they never do that is why our main problem is soil erosion. All of these little mistakes that farmers do is the main cause of erosion. We are not going to stop consistent rainfall, but if we structure everything well we could save a ton of crops. It will be very bad one day if we do not change our outlook at erosion. Erosion causes our food production to go down and it will keep going down if we don’t change the way farmers are with soil structure. You will see erosion everywhere not just on big farms. I guarantee on a rainy day in the big city …show more content…
There have been many soil conservation measures that have been either recommended by agricultural agencies or demonstrated by top-down government. Farmers need to make trenches so water runoff will get out of the crops or they will damage. Most farmers do not do that. Conservative farming techniques can contribute to soil conservation and increase crop yields. There is a need to systematically understand the rationality and effectiveness of these measures to enhance a broader scale of implementation. Because farmers will not use those techniques. If Conservationists push this information to farmers it should help them tremendously. Soil loss on sloping farmlands is mainly conducted through sheeting and rilling processes. Preventing the formation and development of rills affords an effective way to reduce the total amount of soil erosion. “The probability of rill information on farmlands with a slope length larger than critical can help farmers with the water runoff and soil erosion prevention.”( Tang, Qiang, et al. “Farmers’ Sustainable Strategies for Soil Conservation on Sloping Arable Lands in the Upper Yangtze River Basin, China. “Sustainability" 6.8(2014): 4795 –

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