Creating Microclimates With Windbreaks

Windbreaks — whether an evergreen tree, perennial grasses or other — are very useful in creating beneficial microclimates that allow for better crop yield.

December 2014

By Ron Macher

Making Small Farm Profitable

In Making Your Small Farm Profitable (Storey Publishing, 1999), Ron Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today’s new crops, new livestock, and new markets that translate into new ways to make money. He explains how to capitalize on lucrative niche markets that others overlook, plan for optimal farm efficiency, compare costs against profit for common vegetables and livestock, sell your products a dozen different ways and more. In the following excerpt from chapter 5 discusses planting living windbreaks — trees, grasses or other — to give farmland protection from the elements and increase crop yield.

You can purchase this book in the GRIT store: Making Your Small Farm Profitable.