Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Eco-farming systems allow nature to do as it has done for centuries. They can build soil health and allow the soil to use its own slow release fertilizer.

Biodiversity could provide a framework for farm plans and agricultural conservation. The more diversity an ecosystem retains, the more adaptive it is.

Over the last 200 years, northern temperate forests in the U.S. have been invaded by numerous earthworm species native to Europe and Asia.
Ohio farm landscape/Farm and Dairy file photo

Conservation plans focus on the producer's or landowner's goals for the land and evaluate how to meet those goals and conserve soil and water resources.

Make sure summer learning experiences focus on subjects that are important to your family values — agriculture, the outdoors, and independence.

Although planning cover crops can be put off, planning now can save you time, headaches, and maybe even some money this fall.
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.
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