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Geotextile fabric great for heavy-use

Thursday, January 12, 2012

As beneficial as soil is, even we conservationists have a hard time extolling its virtues when spring rains turn farms to mud and the cows are standing in it up to their knees.

Farm nutrient management looks to be hot issue in Ohio in 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

As 2011 ends and we look ahead at what might be the big issue for agriculture in 2012, I think the big issue will be on farm nutrient management.

Plan ahead to avoid repeat of 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 will certainly be remembered for a long time as one of the wettest on record. I can’t cite any “official” data, but we’ve had at least 12 more inches of rain this year than our average.

The Dirt on Conservation: Challenges of the wet harvest season

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Do you ever get in a rut? I don’t mean like in your field or yard. The “rut” I’m talking about Webster describes as “a usual or fixed practice, a monotonous routine.”

Quick tips for holiday conservation

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It’s hunting season. Depending on your perspective, you imagine hunting as wearing camouflage, being in the woods in the early morning hours and waiting for the perfect moment as a large buck or doe comes into view in your scope … or … you scour the local ads, online deals and also do the early […]

Conservation 101: The process that is taking me from student to teacher

Thursday, December 1, 2011

When I took a part-time position with the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, little did I know what a learning experience it would be.

What habitats exist on your property?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Do you recognize the habitat or habitats your property holds?

The Dirt on Conservation: Program prepares students for college

Thursday, November 17, 2011

H.E.L.P. is an acronym for Higher Education Learning Partnership. This type of organization is more commonly known as a P-16 (Preschool-Bachelor’s Degree) Council.

The Dirt on Conservation: Rural life is all about respect

Thursday, November 10, 2011

For rural neighbors, maintaining a positive relationship and mutual respect for one another could be one of the most important aspects in an ever-changing environment.

Lasagna gardening: A tantalizing technique

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The word “lasagna” brings mouth-watering thoughts of baked pasta noodles layered in tomato sauce, fresh garlic, meat, and melted cheese. But in the world of gardening and composting, “lasagna gardening” is far from tasty. It gets its name from the layers created on Mother Nature’s giant sheet pan.

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