Sunday, June 26, 2016
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

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.

By LEVI ARNOLD As agriculturists we do as much as we can to plan everything within our power. Whether Mother Nature lets our plans work...

By TAMMY L. JONES Did you know that cigarette butts are litter? In Ohio, as well as other states, you can be fined for throwing your...
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