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Congratulations to Chris Pancake
2020 Area 5 Technician of the Year
Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations
Watch Steve Culman Video
The annual meeting topic featured a preview of the new Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations. Steven Culman's presentation starts about a minute into the video below. Please click the movie to view.
To see a summary of the work done by the Ohio State University Soil Fertility Lab please click on the Summary button below.
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Service by Appointment
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or send us an email:
Bob Neal - Administrator
JT Flowers - Wildlife/Eng Tech
Ben Givens - Urban/Eng Tech
Chris Pancake - Eng Tech
Greg Rouse - GIS Coordinator
To reach the
Ohio Department of Agriculture
about Agricultural Pollution
Local Weather Information
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District now has live weather data. Our weather station is located in northwest Ross County.
Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District recently became a local sponsor under the Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). This means the Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation can partner with Ross County landowners and the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District to permanently preserve Ohio farms in agricultural production. Contact the district for more information or visit the Farmland Preservation website.
Ohio Nutrient Applicator Forecast
Use this tool to determine what the risk of runoff will be after application
Logging Training at Scioto Trails
These "fellers" attended logging training at Scioto Trails. JT Flowers, Ben Givens and Chris Pancake attended the Ohio Forestry Association Master Logging class this week. Master Loggers do a lot to prevent soil erosion during and after a logging operation. Timber owners can file a voluntary Timber Harvest Plan with the Ross SWCD. Contact the District for more information.
Augmented Reality Sandbox at Unioto
Thank you to Unioto Middle School science teachers Olivia Muntz and Esmeralda Kight for inviting the Soil & Water Conservation District to demonstrate principles of topography with the District's Augmented Reality Sandbox. Julie Kyle and Chris Pancake met with students in small groups to review topographical maps and then students designed their own landscapes with the interactive AR Sandbox.