Matt Eremie and Matthew Langford
Windbreaks are used widely in the United States by farmers, especially in prairies and other flat lands. They are very popular in the states of Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Oregon, and Colorado.Windbreaks were installed all over the USSR in the early 1950s by order of Joseph Stalin, and they remain in use to this day.
Windbreaks can cause an increase in humidity by 2 to 4 percent relative to the humidity outside the area. Higher humidity lowers plants' water use, which increases productivity.
If a windbreak is too dense, and the humidity climbs too high, plants can be faced with an increased risk of disease.