Monday, May 2, 2016
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Take a little time and a little money and take a good look at the fertility level of your fields. When was the last time you pulled a soil test for that corner pasture that you can only graze for a few days a month cause there’s not much grass? For that matter, when’s the last time you sampled your best field?

By CATHY BERGAs I sit here today in my office watching the trees sway in the wind, and admiring the beautiful hostas, iris’s and...

I see farmer’s fields littered with plastic bags. Equipment gets tangled in plastic. I see bags stuck in trees. I know they get swept in creeks and streams and out into our oceans.

By LEVI ARNOLDAs agriculturists we do as much as we can to plan everything within our power. Whether Mother Nature lets our plans work...

By TAMMY L. JONESDid you know that cigarette butts are litter?In Ohio, as well as other states, you can be fined for throwing your...

Use best management practices when it comes to your conservation practices.
soil test probe

The recent surge of long-awaited warm weather has brought some of us back to a long-lost, yet oh so familiar place…our yard!In the weeks...

High tunnels make it possible to grow crops in cooler conditions and extend the growing season.

Writing Dirt on Conservation articles is a rewarding task that all the soil and water staff members who write take seriously. We all want...

Some ongoing tips for successful cover crops.
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