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Soil/surface roughening

This method generally has a low efficiency, low cost, low maintenance and short duration.

The method is easy to establish but has limited co-benefits.

Possible but generally used lands allocated to high value crops where other measures are not practical.

Generally, not considered cost effective and should be considered only for specific types of soils.

Caution: May increase wind erosion under some circumstances.

Additional information: Dust Mitigation Handbook - practices 588, 589 and 609.