Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Buffer strip

Learn more about the benefits and structure of a relatively new practice for agricultural stormwater management, the cascading grassed waterway.

Learn more about native plants and the vital role they play — they are necessary for wildlife, they help filter water and create more stable streams.
Cover crops

Soil and water conservation districts in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District are coordinating a Cover Crop Cost Share program.

A small investment in a current soil test can make all the difference for accurate fertilizer rates, as well as increased forage or crop production.

If you have extra time on your hands due to the stay at home order, or if you are at home on the farm, your local SWCD can help with planting projects.
bee hotel

While you're stuck at home, try these environmentally friendly and perhaps "fun" projects or ideas for this spring.
Bull Country compost

Conservation planning has been the root of the efforts to save our nation's precious soil since the Dust Bowl era some 80 years ago.

The function and health of a forest are important from an ethical standpoint, but also in reaching a landowner's goals for their property.

Soil testing provides the baseline needed for action in regards to runoff. Learn more about this and other conservation practices to reduce nutrient runoff.
Improved drainage.

Bob Griesmer reflects on the two most frequent issues discussed during his time at Geauga County SWCD — drainage and agricultural use issues.