Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

black vulture

Black vulture range and population numbers have expanded in the last 30 years resulting in increased property damage and livestock and pet depredation.

There are a number of wildlife species that take advantage of food plots — deer, turkey, squirrels, waterfowl, upland birds, rabbits and doves.

The American farmer is expected to feed, fuel, and clothe the world, take all the risk with no guarantee of receiving fair compensation for their hard work.

The assassin bug known as the wheel bug is one of the largest terrestrial true bugs in North America.

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.
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