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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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Our study was conducted in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Shaanxi Provinces, in the semi-arid Loess Plateau, which is in the centre of the region involved in the Three-North Shelterbelt Forest Program.
Effect of shelterbelt on two kinds of soils on the transformation of organic matter.
Birds were monitored for 15 weeks to determine if birds with access to the shelterbelt used the range more and the role of shade on feather score and bird weight.
I cannot explain the beauty of shelterbelts and section roads.
A shelterbelt is a hedge or row of trees that protects a farm," Booker said.
Onyewotu LOZ, Stigter CJ (1995) Eucalyptus--its reputation and its roots: millet and a Eucalyptus shelterbelt in northern Nigeria.
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.
For example, a shelterbelt of trees was planted to help shield facilities from strong winter winds, which may result in energy savings and disperse odors.
It looks awful but you need only put it with it for a year until your shelterbelt is established.
Gypsy moths can attack bur oak; oak lacebug can turn the leaves off-color, causing long-term stress that heavily defoliates bur oaks in shelterbelt plantings, especially during dry weather.
This involves the planting of a 2,800 mile shelterbelt of trees across the northwest rim of China skirting the Gobi Desert.
After a somewhat slow start, the sun waned and that ever-present prairie wind died down a bit, giving way to the magical feeling that something special was about to emerge from within the shelterbelt we were located in.