Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

deer during winter

It is vital to provide wildlife with suitable habitat for year-round use and not just for hunting seasons.

By following these guidelines, you should be able to avoid any runoff events from winter manure application and the problems that they can cause.
man walking in a field

There have been a lot of changes in the soil and water world in the last 18 years. Learn more about those advancements in Jim Mizik's farewell column.
cow drinking

Water conservation efforts are just as important during winter as they are during other seasons. Learn to improve management practices and conserve water.
wildflowers

We all need to compromise for the good of nature, animals, wildlife, pollinators, and even ourselves. Protecting our natural resources will benefit us all.
Eastern hellbender

The hellbender is the largest native salamander found in North America and is found within the unglaciated ragged hills of Appalachia and the Ozarks.
Manure holding pond

Take a second to review safety measures and precautions that can be taken to avoid accidents around manure holding ponds.
drain

Proper operation and maintenance of your septic system can have a significant impact on how well it works and how long it lasts.
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.
Flooded farm field

With perception rates fluctuating wildly across a wide range, farmers need to rethink how they prepare their soil to manage rainfall.
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