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Reducing raindrop erosion

(1990) Reducing raindrop erosion. The Queensland Graingrower, 4 April 1990. p. 3 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Explains the detrimental impact of rainfall on bare soil. The issue of runoff is actually a symptom of the real problem, the soil takes up water through capillary attraction. Because these channels are so small and fragile, water droplets falling on exposed soil can disrupt particles and block the passage of water. Vegetation helps reduce the impact force of rainfall on soil, thus preserving its ability to absorb water into the lower levels of soil.

This article contains a diagram 'Raindrop impact on bare soil'.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1990 The Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
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