Sand-Dune Reclamation in the Southern Great Plains

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"Among the most striking manifestations of the destruction of soils and crops by the windstorms of recent years are the gigantic sand dunes that have formed on some of the lighter soils of the Great Plains. Specialists of the Soil Conservation Service who were assigned to a study of the problem have been successful in devising methods by which these immense piles of sand, which have covered cultivated lands and good native sod, can be leveled and stabilized. Of still greater value to the farmers and ranchers in areas subject to this soil shifting are the methods of cultivation and ... continued below

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i, 14 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Whitfield, Charles J. & Perrin, John A. 1939.

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  • Whitfield, Charles J. "Soil Conservationist, Division of Research, Soil Conservation Service."
  • Perrin, John A. "Junior Soil Conservationist, Division of Conservation Operations, Soil Conservation Service."

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"Among the most striking manifestations of the destruction of soils and crops by the windstorms of recent years are the gigantic sand dunes that have formed on some of the lighter soils of the Great Plains. Specialists of the Soil Conservation Service who were assigned to a study of the problem have been successful in devising methods by which these immense piles of sand, which have covered cultivated lands and good native sod, can be leveled and stabilized. Of still greater value to the farmers and ranchers in areas subject to this soil shifting are the methods of cultivation and land use that recent study and experiments have revealed as the best means of protection against the formation of dunes. This bulletin is written for the benefit of those farmers and ranchers who are faced with the problem of protecting their lands against possible damage from dune formation of with the more immediate problem of restoring lands that have been made temporarily useless by the invasion of these monstrous wind-blown piles of sand." -- p. i

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i, 14 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"Issued August 1939." -- p. i

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Whitfield, Charles J. & Perrin, John A. Sand-Dune Reclamation in the Southern Great Plains, pamphlet, 1939; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97281/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.