Friday, September 30, 2016
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Building a new home is an exciting yet stressful time in anyone's life. However, with just a little investigating and some simple questions, the process can run smoothly.

What would you say, if I were to tell you I would give you $25,000 dollars to select cut some veneer quality white oak 20 inches and greater DBH out of your woods.

Have you ever driven along and noticed the rich green color of a cornfield on one side of the road while on the other side there's a yellowish color to the corn crop?

We all know people (maybe you are one of them) who are dedicated to a cause, a community, a church, a charity, a job....

The Medina SWCD just completed a soil testing project in cooperation with Spencer Feed and Supply, located in Spencer, Ohio, in the western part of Medina County. Their service area is mostly in the headwaters of the Black River Watershed to Lake Erie.

I often get questions about what the name of a particular plant is. Sometimes I know it right off the top of my head,...

Cover crops are an old topic, but the benefits are worth repeating.

Take a little time and a little money and take a good look at the fertility level of your fields. When was the last time you pulled a soil test for that corner pasture that you can only graze for a few days a month cause there’s not much grass? For that matter, when’s the last time you sampled your best field?

By CATHY BERG As I sit here today in my office watching the trees sway in the wind, and admiring the beautiful hostas, iris’s and...

I see farmer’s fields littered with plastic bags. Equipment gets tangled in plastic. I see bags stuck in trees. I know they get swept in creeks and streams and out into our oceans.
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