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Wind Erosion:
An International Symposium/Workshop

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Wind erosion is a serious problem in many parts of the world.  It is worse in arid and semiarid regions.  Areas most susceptible to wind erosion on agricultural land include much of North Africa and the Near East; parts of southern, central, and eastern Asia; the Siberian Plains; Australia; northwest China; southern South America; and North America.  Wind erosion physically removes from the field the most fertile portion of the soil.  Some soil from damaged land enters the air, causes automobile accidents, fouls machinery, and imperils animal and human health. 

This symposium was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United States Department of Agriculture's Wind Erosion Research at Kansas State University.  The purpose was to bring together leading scientists, conservationists, and policy makers to:  identify the present and future wind erosion threat sustainability; summarize current understanding of wind erosion processes, prediction, and control; identify societal needs and develop strategies for sustaining agriculture, protecting the environment, and conserving the natural resource against the ravages of wind erosion.

This symposium was sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service and Kansas State University.


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