THE WIND EROSION SEEN IN KARAPINAR
- 1. Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Campus-Konya
- 2. Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Campus-Konya
- 3. Selcuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Campus-Konya
Abstract: Karapınar which is located in Konya Closed Basin is area to prone to erosion with a cause such as being salty, calcareous and dune of soil structure, lack of rainfall, having sparse vegetation due to failure to comply the rules of pasture management in their rangelands which previously had good a pasture. 23% of farmland in town is a matter of wind erosion with different reasons. In Karapınar, fighting wind erosion was started hat 1962 for the first time. In the first step, the prevent erosion studies got off the ground by hedging round 160,000 decares of in this area. The reed curtain was established on dune hill in this land on the purpose of firstly decreasing wind speed and then preventing sand movement. Then, the between reed curtains was made a place green with plants like crested wheatgrass, tall wheatgrass, etc. Planting works to decrease soil movement was used plants which belong to the region and being drought-tolerant species such as silverberry, false acacia, Fraxinus, black pine, etc. In this review, information about the wind erosion occurring in Karapınar.