Monday, April 22, 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.
frog

You may not know this but Ohio does have a frog season. It's open from 6 p.m. June 8-April 30, 2019. Only bullfrogs and green frogs may be taken.
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.
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.

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.
monarch butterfly

Do your part to help monarch butterflies flourish.

Thermal stratification is a change in water temperature at different depths in a pond. And it's the reason sometimes you get fish kills in lakes or farm ponds.

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