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The three major causes of soil erosion are Over-Cultivation Overgrazing and Deforestation These are each all major problems in creating an unsustainable society The good thing is that each of these causes of erosion can be corrected to create a more sustainable society Over-Cultivation is the practice of repeatedly cultivating and growing crops more rapidly than soil can regenerate leading to a decline in soil quality and productivity Preparation in the growing crops and after the harvest of crops the soil left exposed to erosion Water and wind cause this erosion to take place plowing is frequently considered necessary to loosen the soil to improve aeration and infiltration through it yet all too often the effect is just reverse The weight of the tractors causes the soil to become impacted which makes the soil more susceptible to erosionOver-Cultivation erosion can be corrected by a no-till agriculture According to this technique the field is sprayed with Herbicide to kill weeds and then a planting apparatus is pulled behind a tractor to accomplish several operations at once This method prevents the soil to become compacted because harvesting steps have been minimized to a single steps other strategies to minimize Over-Cultivation are low-till farming and the use of fertilizers These strategies have helped to minimize the process of soil erosion Even though time is needed and money is lost with improving the methods to correct over-cultivation it is necessary and beneficial to farmers and consumers in the long runOvergrazing is the Phenomenon of grazing animals in greater numbers that the land can support in the long term due to animals consuming more grass than can be produced the ground becomes sparse leaving the soil exposed to erosion wind and water erosion then damages the soil left unprotected to help prevent Overgrazing the NRCS US Natural Resources Conservation Services has a program the Conservation Stewardship Program that provides information and support to enable ranchers who own their lands to
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