Greene County Rice, Soybean, & Conservation Field Day
High Tunnel Systems:
A conservation plan is the starting point for managing the natural resources on your farm or ranch while maintaining productive capacity and meeting individual objectives or goals. Every farm or ranch has its own unique natural resource concerns. Without the application of proper conservation systems and management, human activities may cause natural resource concerns. Check out this link for the 9 Steps of Conservation Planning:
- Use sprinklers that throw big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops of water and mist often evaporate before they hit the ground.
- When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.
- Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.
- Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.
- Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.
- Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.
Visit your local revenue office to purchase one of these specialty plates.
All programs and services of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Greene County Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, religion, sex, age, disability, political beliefs and marital or family status.