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What were the three causes of the US Dust Bowl?
farmers came and settled on the land during a big war withEurope. Europe did not have the time for growing crops so they bought food from the united states. this made farmers …rich, most had several mortgages and allot of cattle and crops. when the war was over the farmers of Europe had time to farm again and did not need to buy food from the United States any more so Oklahoma had an economic breakdown farmers kept tillling their land and when they had a drought dust formed and there would be large storms of it across Oklahoma
The Dust Bowl occurred in the Great Plains region from around 1934to 1940, concurrent with the years of the Great Depression. Inplaces like Oklahoma, many farmers gave up and …left, and werereferred to collectively as "Okies." They finally settled in campsin places like Bakersfield and Merced in southern California. The Dust Bowl was caused by the combination of a years-long droughtand poor farming practices. The prairie grasses of the plains hadbeen plowed under, making the soil susceptible to drying and winderosion. The available irrigation methods were insufficient tomaintain crops, so the loose soil turned to dust and blew away inmany massive storms, creating desert-like dunes of dirt in someareas. A few individuals died in the storms, and many more losttheir ability to grow food. Some of the storms carried dusteastward as far as the Atlantic Coast. Improved practices include trees or hedges to edge fields, to breakup the wind and catch flyaway dirt. Fields follow the terrain ofthe land when planting crops to reduce erosion. Farmers mix cropsand leave fields fallow so they grow grasses and flowers (and even"weeds") which help hold the soil in place and keep organic matterin the soil. Certain plants like clover, alfalfa and crops likelegumes (beans, peas), or trees like the acacia actually addnitrogen to the soil indirectly through nitrogen fixing bacteriathat live on their roots. This naturally improves the quality ofthe soil without adding chemical fertilizer which easily washesaway, or requires excessive watering. The unstable temperatures of oceans and drought
A large drought and poor farming practices led to the dust bowl.
Yes because of all of the dust being blown around and getting in peoples lungs
Causes: drought, erotion, lack of plants Effect: caused families to leave homes, some to go blind
The factors are lots of wind, really dry land that has not been watered, and dry soil
The causes of those phenomena should be partly ascribed to: Reckless and too much intensive soil exploitation, like monoculture and vegetation cutting, which led to a progres…sive soil impoverishment transforming humus in dust and making worse the consequences of natural events. The remote causes were: The great depression of 1929 which due to the lack of money didn't allow proper investment to protect the soil, to adopt new technologies and pushed the farmer to extend the cultures in order to maintain unchanged their income.
Poor farming practices. Once the earth had been farmed and not enough nutrients were in the soil to continue farming the soil became dry. Dry soil promoted a drought. Without …water the loose soil caused by farming became very easy for the wind to pick up. All of these combined conditions led to the dust bowl. Lack of rain. Back in the 1930's, they depended on rain to water their crops. without rain their crops didn't grow, and without crops they didn't have money. Or consider some of the following: The prarie had been turned over by the steel plow exposing the soil. Wind breaks had never been considered. Turning the soil in straight lines was encouraged instead of contour farming. Rotating crops had been discouraged. Overgrazing. Leaving the prarie alone was discouraged. Pretty, well tilled fields without clods and stubble was encouraged. Cover crops were considered to be a waste of tillable land. Bad Agricultural practices were more responsible for this ecological disaster than were weather conditions, although the lack of rain certainly played a role.
the dust bowl was caused by farmers plowing the ground to deep and it would break the roots of grass wich held the dirt in place.but then winds started picking up loose dirt o…n the ground and thats how the dust bowl happened
crops turned to dust =no food to send out homes buried fields blown away south states in emergency
drought and over use killed all the grass and made it disappear. with just the topsoil exposed, high winds picked up the loose dirt and whirled it for miles, destroying everyt…hing.
The air began to get dry and it stopped raining therefore making the rich soil that took hundreds of years to make, dry up into dirt. When big wind gusts came they picked up t…he dry dirt and swirled it around.
In Dust Bowl
On the great plains dust storms raced across the dry farmland which the wind picked up the topsoil and blew it away.