Saturday, May 25, 2019
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

monarch butterflies feeding on milkweed

There are areas that we should just let nature be what it is, and allow the “weeds” to help our pollinators, birds and wildlife thrive.
house finch

The house finch is a small songbird about the size of the house sparrow with a large beak, short wings, and a long, notched tail.
septic health

If properly designed, constructed and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater.
Riparian zone near a stream

Riparian zones serve many purposes along streams and rivers to support a biodiversity ecosystem. They are also important to water quality
Ohio farm silhouette

Let's take a second to appreciate the fact that Ohio has farms that have been in operation by the same family for over 200 years.
nests in trees

In northeast Ohio, the rainfall has helped keep water levels in our streams high, which makes this year a good one for kayaking and canoeing.
Field runoff

Many factors cause gully erosion, but not all should be corrected the same way. Learn more about different practices to correct and to reduce gully erosion.
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.
compost

If you haven't considered composting manure in the past this process may be easier than you think and could benefit your farm in more ways than one.
farmer shadow

Crop scouting needs to begin before the crop is planted and continue throughout the growing season.
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