Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Ag school days continues to teach local youth about agriculture.

There are generally two ways to seed covers — in the soil and on top of the soil.

Two good reasons to use no-till: because it works and helps to reduce overhead.

How we communicate, think and learn are all much different than how it used to be.

The monarch butterfly is now in great decline and its main . . . well, only sourcing of food; milkweed is just about as scarce as the butterfly itself.

Woodpeckers drill, peck, and drum to establish territory and attract mates, extract insects, and create nesting cavities.

It is not at all uncommon for folks to call the Soil and Water Conservation District office asking for help in addressing rapidly eroding streambanks.

There are definitely water quality issues in areas of Ohio that have been the driving force behind the movement to pass new regulations concerning manure and fertilizer applications. So what’s a farmer to do?

Come spring, salamanders are on the move.

When we look at a river or creek, we often neglect to look at the entire corridor — the area on both sides of the river or creek.