'Scotco Sand' Agroforestry Demonstration

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $4,950.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
FS Funds: $2,690.00
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
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  • Additional Plants: trees


  • Crop Production: agroforestry, windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, soil quality/health


    Farms with sandy soils experience more wind erosion, low moisture concentration, and high potential for groundwater contamination than operations with other soil types. This soil structure lowers cropland productivity.

    Objective: To introduce a more sustainable agricultural system to land with sandy soil to retain its productivity.

    The producer established a windbreak with a grass/legume groundcover between the rows of trees. On part of the land, she installed a woodlot agroforestry project to serve as an alternative income source and wildlife habitat.

    Results: Not available.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.