Techniques You Can Use to Improve Your Drainage Pt. 2 An investment of some time and land that could benefit your farms drainage, a woodchip bioreactor, as a way of removing nitrates from your soil. Bioreactors have been subject to many studies in Illinois and have proven removal of nitrates from your water. A woodchip…

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Techniques You Can use to Improve Your Drainage In farm draining and tiling there are new kinds of methods to control how much water is in your fields. Decades ago farmers began to test new and different ways of controlling water amounts in their fields, and one of them were early drainage systems. They assisted…

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You and Your Soil All crops of have a certain pH level for the soil it’s currently growing in that will be idea for that crop to grow, and in many cases won’t grow at all if the current pH level is too uncomfortable for the certain crop.  Soil Acidity Factors Rainfall Rain is one…

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Ohio Helps Farmers Pay for Cover Crops Attention Ohio farmers. Ohio has a cost share program that helps cover the cost of cover crops. We’ve talked repeatedly about the need for cover crops for soil health, erosion prevention and proper drainage. The problem most farmers face is cost. No one enjoys the idea of paying…

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Why Choose The Ditch Assist? At Richland Micro-Drainage we only offer what we believe are the highest quality products at the best prices. We have done our research and chose to work with these companies because we want you to have exactly what you need to make the most of your time and efforts. Here…

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Importance of Soil Health Making sure your soil is healthy before spring planting plays an important role in the success of your crops. Whenever you’re thinking about soil health, it’s important to consider a variety of aspects. One way to improve soil health is to keep the soil covered. Keeping the soil covered allows the…

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The Benefits of Snow Covered Fields It’s that time of year yet again when snow begins to fall and covers our fields in a white blanket. This time of year, the fields often look beautiful, covered in fluffy snow but this raises the question, ‘is snow good for the soil?’ So, does anything good really…

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Why Drainage is Beneficial? When you’re a farmer there are certain things you must do to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your crops that you’ve planted. One of those things is proper drainage of your fields. During heavy storms rain can wash out your crops if you don’t have proper drainage causing…

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The Importance of Good Soil The secret to great crops starts with great soil, if you don’t have healthy soil you can’t have healthy crops. Just like anything else health starts from the beginning, with plants growing from the soil it’s important to give the seeds you plant the best chance to grow.  Healthy soil…

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