Monday, April 23, 2018
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

storm clouds and farm

Find out how climate change is impacting agricultural producers in Ohio and the rest of the Midwest and adjust your management practices accordingly.

Grazing winter cover crops can provide winter forage for livestock, increase soil biology and organic matter and decrease soil erosion and nutrient runoff.
Mixed cover crops

If you want to ensure the best chances of a successful cover crop seeding in the coming fall, initial planning needs to start now.
Winter manure spreading

The real value of manure depends on site selection and application. Use these tips to get the most out of your manure.
black walnut tree

Catch up on forestry news in the Midwest, learn how to plant walnut seeds and find out where you can purchase tree seedlings to plant this spring.
deer during winter

It is vital to provide wildlife with suitable habitat for year-round use and not just for hunting seasons.

By following these guidelines, you should be able to avoid any runoff events from winter manure application and the problems that they can cause.
man walking in a field

There have been a lot of changes in the soil and water world in the last 18 years. Learn more about those advancements in Jim Mizik's farewell column.
cow drinking

Water conservation efforts are just as important during winter as they are during other seasons. Learn to improve management practices and conserve water.
wildflowers

We all need to compromise for the good of nature, animals, wildlife, pollinators, and even ourselves. Protecting our natural resources will benefit us all.
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