Next Water Quality Wednesday is April 14

Join the OSU Extension Water Quality Extension Associates for the next “Water Quality Wednesday” on April 14 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. This month’s focus will be “Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.” Register at go.osu.edu/WQW.

For more information, please contact: moneymaker.4@osu.edu/419-910-6057 ; fisher.1466@osu.edu/567-376-4024; cochran.474@osu.edu/567-344-

Live from Avilla: Converting Agricultural Equipment for No-Till/Low-Till Farming

The Allen County (IN) Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a free live workshop on Converting Agricultural Equipment for No-Till/Low-Till Farming on April 13 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.. Conventional farming methods that turn over the top layer of soil before seeding promote soil erosion and an imbalance in soil health. No-till farming methods require special equipment (disc seeders or agricultural drills) that deliver the least soil disturbance possible. The benefits of no-till farming far outnumber those of tillage-based systems. It allows soil structure to stay intact and also protects the soil by leaving crop residue on the soil surface. Improved soil structure and soil cover increase the soil’s ability to absorb and infiltrate water, which in turn reduces erosion and runoff preventing pollution from entering nearby water sources. Continue reading

Event Notice – Williams SWCD Pond Clinic

Find the answers to your pond management questions at the Williams County Soil & Water Conservation District Pond Clinic on Monday, April 19 at their NEW location, 11246 State Route 15, Montpelier. Guess speaker is Steve Fender of Fender’s Fish Hatchery and author of Farm Pond Management – The Common Sense Guide. The event will be offered both in-person and virtually through Zoom. There is no cost to attend but registration is required by April 16 at 419-636-9395.