The front two fields in the photo were prepared to combat soil erosion in two different ways. The dark brown field at the bottom was worked over with a soil saver machine in the fall, which left the soil in large clumps which cannot be blown away. The green field in the middle of the picture was planted with a cover crop which is holding the soil down. Clearly neither of those fields are suffering from wind erosion as the heavy winds blow.
Maintaining our soil is key in our efforts to look after our land and grow our crops. You can learn more about how we grow potatoes by visiting our website page “Spud Smarts – About Growing Potatoes.”