Thursday, June 27, 2019
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

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

Hooray for tile!Now that's something you don't hear too often from people these days. Seems over the last decade or so in certain quarters...
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.

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 word "lasagna" brings mouth-watering thoughts of baked pasta noodles layered in tomato sauce, fresh garlic, meat, and melted cheese. But in the world of gardening and composting, "lasagna gardening" is far from tasty. It gets its name from the layers created on Mother Nature's giant sheet pan.

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

Conservation means that the land and the natural resources available should be used by humans but still conserved in a responsible manner.
wheat

Keeping the soil covered and active, with a living root zone for more of the year, leads to long-term soil improvements, productivity, and profitability.

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

Do your part to help monarch butterflies flourish.
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