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Summer is the time for crops to grow, cows to put on some weight, and for everyone to visit new and exciting places. You might take a road trip to Mount Rushmore, or camp by the beach, but Foster Creek Conservation District is taking a vacation right here in Douglas County by exploring the streams.
There are many conservation practices related to tillage that hold soil and water in crop fields. These include reduced tillage, mulch tillage, and direct seed. Each varies in how they reduce soil disturbances or leave crop residue. However, what are the effects on soil loss of adding such a practice to your field when compared with conventional tillage?
Hoary alyssum is in the CWMA’s highest priority group of species because it is not yet present in Douglas County, but is expected to be in the near future. Early detection and rapid treatment of any new small populations is essential, as hoary alyssum has the potential to become a major issue throughout the county.