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windbreak

a physical obstruction to the passage of the wind, usually in the form of a line or copse of tall bushes or low trees or a porous fence. Of very great importance in temperate climates and periods of cold, wet, windy weather. Neonatal lamb mortality, off-shears hypothermia of sheep and hypomagnesemia and lactation tetany are some of the risk diseases in these circumstances.
During sheep weather alerts it may be necessary to improvise shelter. Some methods are: rows of bales of hay, mowing swathes of tall vegetation in a cereal crop or overgrown pasture being kept for hay. The sheep lie down in the alleys and keep out of the wind.
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Earlier research shows a strong impact of rainfall on the changes in the concentrations of dissolved chemical compounds in groundwater passing through shelterbelts (Szajdak & Matuszewska, 2000).
5 weeks) were housed in 2 naturally ventilated sheds and allowed access to shelterbelts in the range area.
When I pass a small tree farm, young evergreens surrounded by a shelterbelt of much older oaks and maples--Beautiful country, I say to myself.
Booker owns a habitat restoration business called Shelterbelt, and he embodies a shift toward a job sector which may employ millions of Americans in the future.
An Iowa State University (ISU) study on the use of artificial Christmas trees as shelterbelts (windbreaks) is determining how they may improve crop yields, prevent pesticide drift, and suppress soil erosion on individual farms.
Hawke MF, Tombleson JD (1993) Production and interaction of pastures and shelterbelts in the central North Island.
Most were planted in shelterbelts, although some were planted near buildings and around the lagoon to see how they might affect airflow, odor drift and air filtration.
including individual farmers) grow trees as shelterbelts, home gardens, woodlots, as well as a diverse range of agroforestry systems that provide a valuable supply of wood, non-wood forest products, fuelwood, fodder, and shelter.
One of the concerns raised elsewhere in the questionnaire is the fact that the demand to develop more efficient farm operations is the primary driving force behind conversion of natural areas and shelterbelts.
In this strategy, mitigation of GHG emissions was achieved though planting of shelterbelts on farms.
328), I did note it a couple of springs ago in persistent snowdrifts in and near tree shelterbelts in the high plains of northwest Kansas.
Woods, hedges or shelterbelts frequently used as resting areas during the day.