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
Today
31°
Snow
100%
Tonight
16°
Mostly Cloudy
18%
Tomorrow
28°
Partly Sunny
4%
Tomorrow Night
19°
Mostly Cloudy
30%
Tuesday
42°
Rain
100%
Tuesday Night
25°
Rain
96%
Wednesday
28°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Wednesday Night
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Thursday
16°
Partly Sunny
10%
Thursday Night
Mostly Clear
8%
Friday
28°
Mostly Sunny
8%
Friday Night
19°
Partly Cloudy
8%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d