Ag Notes Week of 3/8/2021

Staff Writer

Board organizes
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors recently met for a regular meeting and administered the oath of office to two new members, Logan Riker-Chamberlain and Matthew Davis.
Officers include Kris Swartz, chair; Lee E. Sundermeier, vice-chair; Dylan Baer, fiscal agent; Logan Riker-Chamberlain, secretary and member Matt Davis.
The board of supervisors meets the third Friday of each month at 8 a.m. at the district office. All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Wood SWCD Office, located at 1616 East Wooster St., Suite 32, Bowling Green, and via Zoom. Contact the district at or call the district office at 419-354-5517 for a Zoom meeting link to attend.

Seedling sale,
tree workshop
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual tree seedling sale is under way.
Trees available include:
• Conifers – American Arborvitae, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, and Bald Cypress;
• Hardwoods: Red Maple, Shagbark Hickory, Swamp White Oak, and Tulip Poplar;
• Wildlife Shrubs: Black Chokeberry, Highbush Cranberry, and Redbud.
Packets are $12, with 10 seedlings included per packet. Quantities are limited.
Orders and payment are due by Monday, March 1. Order forms are available at the district office, 1616 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green (Greenwood Centre – The Courtyard), online at, and on the district’s Facebook page.
Tree workshop
A tree workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at the district office. Joe Puperi, of Advanced Tree Health, LTD, will give a brief presentation and answer questions.
Those who would like to attend are asked to make a reservation to help ensure proper social distancing. Face masks are required. A Zoom link will also be provided at registration for those who would like to attend virtually.
Register online at or call the district office at 419-354-5517, #4.

Cover crop and fish sale under way
The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is once again offering a Cover Crop Sale and Fish Sale this spring.
The district has partnered with Walnut Creek Seeds, of Carroll, Ohio, to offer several different cover crops, including a Color & Cover multi-species mix, and Buckwheat, which are well suited for backyard gardens in Northwest Ohio.
Cover crops planted in the spring and summer reduce erosion and compaction, attract beneficial pollinators and increase water permeability in the garden. Each mix is $7.50 per one-pound bag.
The deadline to order is March 26. Orders will be ready to pick up on or after April 15.
To place an order, visit or call 419-893-1966.
Fish Sale
Lucas SWCD is also partnering with Fender’s Fish Hatchery, of Baltic, Ohio, to offer new and established pond owners the opportunity to stock their ponds conveniently, at a low cost.
Five different types of fish fingerlings, ranging from 1-6 inches in size, depending on the species, are available for $1 or less.
Species include largemouth bass, yellow perch, channel catfish, bluegill and fathead minnows. Nature Pond Conditioner, an all-natural solution to reducing pond muck and improving overall water quality, is also available for purchase.
The deadline to order is May 14. The pick-up date is May 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lucas County Fairgrounds.
To place an order, visit or call 419-893-1966.


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