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Field showing cracked earth caused by improper drainage or not tilled. Alkaline salt collects where water hasn't been able to seep down through the ground and crops will not grow. "Tilling" is expensive operations, some farmers would rather lose part of crop than spend money for tilling.

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  • Date: 1948-01-23
  • Location: CA, US
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Soil, Erosion, Us, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Loomis Dean
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_683010
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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