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Grass or other plant cover (seeded, fertilized, and watered)

This method is highly efficient at a moderate costs and moderate ease of establishment with low maintenance and long longevity if not implemented as part of seasonal crop production.

The method has significant co-benefits.

The method can easily be combined with other methods, e.g., different types of wind breaks or planting methods such as strip cropping.

Can be used for land conservation or for pasture improvement.

Note that this method requires the use of fertilizer and watering, which can increase costs compared to (re)establishing natural grasslands, although can take place quicker than establishing natural grasslands.

Additional information: Dust Mitigation Handbook - practices 386, 512 and 550