a_d
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
Photo by Nancy Allen
Gauging soil moisture
local picture
Larry Antosch, director of environmental programs at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, crumbles some soil in his hand during a program last week in Celina. Looking on is Doug Foxx, organizational director of the Mercer, Auglaize, Shelby and Allen counties Farm Bureau. The program, sponsored by the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District, focused on manure management practices and government funds available to install and/or practice conservation methods that keep manure out of ditches, creeks, rivers and other water bodies. The soil exercise was designed to help farmers determine on their own the moisture content of their soil, so they know whether or not it is safe to apply manure. About a dozen livestock producers from the area attended the program.
Additional pictures for this date
local picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picture
a_d
Sunday
40°
Rain/Snow
100%
Sunday Night
33°
Slight Chance Rain/Snow
92%
Monday
41°
Mostly Cloudy
6%
Monday Night
34°
Chance Rain
33%
Tuesday
39°
Rain
80%
Tuesday Night
31°
Mostly Cloudy
16%
Wednesday
36°
Chance Snow
28%
Wednesday Night
25°
Chance Snow
39%
Thursday
28°
Cloudy
30%
Thursday Night
16°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Friday
23°
Mostly Cloudy
6%
Friday Night
16°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_da_da_d