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Arrow Managing Natural Vegetation PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have small areas on your farm that are not productive? Would you like to attract more wildlife to your farm? How can management of natural vegetation benefit you and your farm? “Early successional” plants are those that first begin to grow on an area following a disturbance to the existing vegetation, such as a fire. Managing these plants that grow naturally on your farm. can increase diversity and provide habitat for common wildlife species such as deer, rabbits, quail, turkey, doves, and songbirds.......Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Managing for Native Pollinators PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a problem with:
Blossoms that don’t make fruit?
Badly shaped fruits?
Undersized fruit?
Fruits having poor taste?.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Fish Pond Management PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a fishable pond or stream on your property? Are people always asking you for permission to fish?
Purposes and Benefits of Managing for Fishing: Sport fishing is the number one recreational activity in the United States. Anglers often pay landowners for the opportunity to fish on private lands. Fishing private ponds can provide anglers an attractive alternative to crowded public lands. This attraction can mean profits for you. Farm ponds can offer small children and the physically challenged a safe opportunity for catching fish......Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Water: Stream Crossing PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With:
• Livestock knee deep in mud
• Crossing a stream with equipment
• Eroded stream banks
• Cattle loafing in streams and polluting the water
• Equipment damaged crossing streams.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Soil: Soil Testing PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With:
• Nutrient deficiencies in crops
• Poor plant growth and response from applied fertilizers
• Hard to manage weeds
• Low crop yields
• Poor quality forages
• Irregular plant growth in your fields
• Managing manure or compost applications.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Soil: Rotations for Soil Fertility PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a problem with:
• Soil crusting
• Cloddy soil
• Water stress (too wet or too dry) for crops
• Soil erosion
• Soil compaction
• Low yields?.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Soil: Controlling Soil Erosion PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a problem with: Low yields? Time & expense to repair and gullies? Small rills and channels in your fields? Soil deposited at the base of slopes or along fence lines? Sediment in streams, lakes, and reservoirs?.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Watering Facility PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With: Cows standing and drinking in a dirty stream? Cows tearing up the banks of your pond or stream when they get a drink? Livestock need to walk a long way to get water? Cows only graze around your water tank and leave the rest of the pasture over grown?.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Runoff Management PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With: Barn yards, livestock loafing areas, and other places you need to work in are a muddy mess whenever it rains, dirty water runs into streams, lakes, or roadside ditches, clean water from roofs is mixing with dirty water from feedlots, livestock are standing in mud and puddles, which is unhealthy for their feet? Runoff management means controlling water running off roofs, drive ways, feedlots, and other places around the buildings on a livestock farm.....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Odor Control PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have a problem with odor from your livestock operation? Complaints from neighbors, have to close the windows when the wind changes? Can the neighbors tell when you are spreading manure? Do you store manure where everyone can see it? Has DNR gotten complaints about your operation?....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Manure Storage PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems Storing your Manure? Manure can be an unsightly and smelly mess, it can breed flies and be unhealthy for farm animals, it can wash into streams, ponds and lakes where it causes the water to turn green and harm the fish, if manure seeps into the water that people drink, it can make them sick, neighbors will find many reasons to complain when manure is not managed well....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Heavy Use Area Protection PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With: Cows knee deep in mud, muddy areas around watering troughs or feed bunks, muddy areas around buildings from equipment traffic, muddy and eroded walkways used by livestock?....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock Fencing PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

How many animals should be on your pasture? If you have a limited amount of land but a flexible herd size, you probably want to know the maximum number of animals that you can graze on your pasture. How many acres of pasture do your animals need? If you have a lot of land but you want to keep a fixed number of livestock, you probably want to know the minimum amount of land your animals need to graze....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Balancing your animals with your Forage PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

How many animals should be on your pasture? If you have a limited amount of land but a flexible herd size, you probably want to know the maximum number of animals that you can graze on your pasture. How many acres of pasture do your animals need? If you have a lot of land but you want to keep a fixed number of livestock, you probably want to know the minimum amount of land your animals need to graze....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Livestock: Animal Mortality Disposal PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have problems with: Crusting soils, crop moisture stress, soil erosion, cloddy soils, fertilizer costs, weeds? Cover crops can help. Cover crops include planting and growing grasses, legumes, or combinations for grasses and legumes as cover between production crops...Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Crops: Cover Crops PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do you have problems with: Crusting soils, crop moisture stress, soil erosion, cloddy soils, fertilizer costs, weeds? Cover crops can help. Cover crops include planting and growing grasses, legumes, or combinations for grasses and legumes as cover between production crops...Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Crops: Biological Pest Management for Plants PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Biological control is using a naturally occurring disease, parasite or predator to control a pest. Natural enemies to pests include a wide range of large and small creatures that may already be present on your farm....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Crops: Biological Pest Management for Insects and Disease PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Biological control is using a naturally occurring disease, parasite or predator to control a pest. Natural enemies to pests include a wide range of large and small creatures that may already be present on your farm....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Crops: Ally Cropping: Small Scale Solutions for your farm PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Do You Have Problems With: Lack of annual income while long-term timber stands or fruit and nut trees are maturing ,lack of crop diversity, income risk in your farming operation, sun or wind damage on sensitive crops, lack of wildlife? Alley Cropping Can Help These Problems...Huron CountyMORE

Arrow Crops: Ag Chemical Handling Facility PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

Farm chemicals can affect you or your family’s health and safety if not handled properly. A farm chemical mixing or handling area is a place where a field sprayer is filled or chemicals are mixed so that any spills do not soak into the ground....Huron CountyMORE

Arrow SBLC Field Guide PDF Download
GLRIBook2012

The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy, a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, was founded in 1997 by a dedicated group of grassroots conservationists. Starting small, the group spent several years as an all-volunteer organization, establishing itself as a credible resource for conservation and environmental issues throughout the Saginaw Bay region. After a series of successful projects and grants, the Conservancy was able to hire a small professional staff in 2002.Huron County MORE

Arrow Boosting recreation on the Cass River!

The Cass River is one of the premier rivers for wildlife and paddlesports in the Lower Peninsula! With lovely communities and peaceful rural landscapes surrounding our beautiful river.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Cass River Habitat information at your fingertips!

The Cass River Watershed is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna!.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Water Quality information on the Cass River at your fingertips!

Water quality is at the center of what we do. A clean river comes from a responsible watershed. See the links at right for more information about how we are working toward a clean Cass!.......Huron County MORE

Arrow Saginaw Bay Birding Website  

The goals of the "Saginaw Bay Area Birding" website are to: Maintain an on goiing birding list, season by season, of bird observation in the SBA....Huron County MORE

Arrow Emerald ash borer: Signs and Symptoms

Wildlife are the animals that live freely in the natural environment. Wildlife includes all species--game and non-game. Songbirds are wildlife. So are snakes, toads, butterflies, and fish. These wildlife species and numerous others provide us with beauty, recreation, economic opportunities, and maintain our quality of life by regulating and modifying how our ecosystems function......Huron County MORE

Arrow Lake Maps by County

Wildlife are the animals that live freely in the natural environment. Wildlife includes all species--game and non-game. Songbirds are wildlife. So are snakes, toads, butterflies, and fish. These wildlife species and numerous others provide us with beauty, recreation, economic opportunities, and maintain our quality of life by regulating and modifying how our ecosystems function......Huron County MORE

Arrow Managing Michigan’s Wildlife: a landowner’s guide

Wildlife are the animals that live freely in the natural environment. Wildlife includes all species--game and non-game. Songbirds are wildlife. So are snakes, toads, butterflies, and fish. These wildlife species and numerous others provide us with beauty, recreation, economic opportunities, and maintain our quality of life by regulating and modifying how our ecosystems function......Huron County MORE

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