Though it's usually a good idea to adopt most erosion-control practices simultaneously, fertilizers can provide the man with insufficient capital with an effective stepping stone to get started on erosion control.
Schaller, F. W.
"Fertilizer Helps Control Erosion,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol9/iss9/8