At the 2017 National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting Soil Health Champion and Wood SWCD supervisor Ron Snyder shared more about the "Soil Your Undies" project.
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Fields are really starting to show the stress of too much water. In some fields, drowned out spots are what you notice. These are the areas of the field that you can tell once were planted and may still have a plant trying to grow but otherwise looks like a brown area. Uneven corn growth … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 7/13/15
This field of perennial rye grass should last 4-5 years and will allow for multiple cuttings a year. The first step in baling is to mow the grass. Once the grass is mowed, a tedder will be run over the grass to help it dry faster. Once the tedder is run through, the grass must … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5.25.15
This week was a good week to get into the fields and also to spray. Farmers are always watching the weather and wind speed is one of those things they pay close attention to if they are going to spray. Most farmers want the wind speeds to be under 15mph. While that can sometimes be … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/11/15
Cleaning up brush is a popular spring activity on the farm. Fence rows or ditches may need to be cleaned out after a rough winter. Checking weather.gov for any wind advisories and notifying your local fire department of a controlled burn are both good things to do. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FIRE … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/4/15
Notice the darker color? That is the clear water flowing out of the field tile. The murky water has sediment in it that could have been held back with a cover crop. This article helps explain edge of field monitoring systems. It shows you up close pictures of this equipment and what’s going on in … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 4/20/15