New Publication: Wind erosion after steppe conversion

The first wind erosion study with a mobile wind tunnel in Kazakhstan by Moritz Koza was published at Soil and Tillage. Vegetation, aggregation, and tillage as erosion-controlling factors were tested. Results showed that mechanical stress from seedbed preparation determines soil susceptibility to wind erosion. Soil loss by tractor tire tracks was severe and must be considered a serious emission source. The publication proves steppe conversion requires early adopters of best-adapted erosion prevention measures.

Koza, M., Funk, R., Pöhlitz, J., Conrad, C., Shibistova, O., Meinel, T., Akshalov, K., Schmidt, G., 2024. Wind erosion after steppe conversion in Kazakhstan. Soil and Tillage Research 236, 105941.