How do some farming and ranching practices increase soil erosion?
A. By clearing plants. B. By allowing water to go on the land. C. By letting the land die and buring the crops. D. By clearing plants or allowing animals to overgraze destroys this groundcover. E. By removing all the horizons in the soil and letting bedrocks form.
The correct answers to this question are A, C, and D. When farmers leave soil bare, they put their land at risk of erosion. Erosion occurs when elements remove the soil, usually by wind or water. Although erosion can naturally occur on farms and ranchers, humans can put the land at greater risk of erosion.
Major causes of erosion caused by farmers and ranchers include clearing plants, letting the land die and burning the crops, and clearing the plants and allowing animals to overgraze. Both of these actions by farmers and ranchers leave the land bare and more susceptible to erosion.