Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Without accurate information, you may not be receiving the true value of your trees and you may be impacting the future of your forest’s productivity.

There is a good chance that statewide and nationally, soil and water conservation districts can have a closer working relationship with golf courses.

Regardless of the stable size or situation, there are steps we can take to improve the health of our soil and water by better managing our horse manure.

Conducting a timber harvest can be a way to bring in extra income; however, it's a good idea to start with a Forest Management Plan for your property.

There are other options that may be more cost effective and less labor intensive, that could eliminate a lot of hay needs during the winter.

The best piece of advice I could give anyone would be, hire a soil scientist to examine your soil to see if it is conducive to pond construction.

Livestock also generate nutrients that can be used by your crops if we can apply them in a way that they are available to the plant.

Without being introduced to the outdoors, it's difficult to develop a passion for conserving the environment.

For improvement to become a reality, you must develop a series of habits and activities that become second nature to keep you moving in the right direction.

Set some practical goals for the health of the soil in your fields and pastures this year.
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