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Benefits of windbreaks on farms

While over time many farmers have reduced the use of windbreaks on farms to maximize the area under cultivation, they do provide some excellent benefits to crops as well as promoting refuge areas for wildlife and pollinators. They also reduce the amount of wind erosion, which can preserve fertile soil.  You can read more about windbreaks at

Windbreak benefits extend beyond controlling wind to include soil moisture retention and additional wildlife habitat options. Photo Charles Barden.