A Temporary Step to a Permanent Solution: Use of Strawbales to Construct a Wind Barrier and System of Terrace Planting Beds

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $1,760.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Region: Western
State: New Mexico
Principal Investigator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: potatoes
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, cabbages, garlic
  • Additional Plants: herbs


  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: organic matter
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