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“Pond”ering Your Backyard Watering Hole? Tips for New and Veteran Pond Owners

“Pond”ering Your Backyard Watering Hole? Tips for New and Veteran Pond Owners

Education Fairfield Features News Wildlife
We often receive questions regarding new pond construction, as well as the maintenance of an established pond. This week we...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Water Drainage

The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Water Drainage

Agriculture Urban
We often receive calls regarding the best practices of water drainage. (“Water” is in our name, after all!) Below are...
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Ghost Plant, Kudzu, and Dodder, OH MY! 3 REAL Plants that Rival Halloween MONSTERS

Ghost Plant, Kudzu, and Dodder, OH MY! 3 REAL Plants that Rival Halloween MONSTERS

Agriculture Education Fairfield Features Wildlife
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician From Vampires and Ghosts to Werewolves and Zombies, science fiction and horror writers have created...
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Engulfed in Leaves? 3 Options for Dealing with your Trees’ Autumn Offerings!

Engulfed in Leaves? 3 Options for Dealing with your Trees’ Autumn Offerings!

Agriculture Education Fairfield Features Stormwater Management Urban Wildlife
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician This week we wrap up our series on leaves by examining the methods and benefits...
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4 Mysteries of Autumn Revealed

4 Mysteries of Autumn Revealed

Education Fairfield Features Wildlife
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician It's that time of the year again. The air is getting brisker, the days are...
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Leave it up to the Leaves!

Leave it up to the Leaves!

Education Fairfield Features Wildlife
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician It turns out there are some amazing capabilities hidden amongst that beautiful canopy. If you’re...
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Today’s Milkweed Supports Tomorrow’s Monarchs

Today’s Milkweed Supports Tomorrow’s Monarchs

Education Fairfield Features Wildlife
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician What is Milkweed? Milkweed is a herbaceous perennial that grows in many different habitats, primarily...
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Don’t Farm Naked!

Don’t Farm Naked!

Agriculture Fairfield Features
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Increase organic matter, protect soil, and improve next year’s crop by “clothing” your fields in...
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Only Rain Down the Drain

Only Rain Down the Drain

Education Fairfield Features Stormwater Management Urban
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician What is Stormwater and Where Does it Go? What comes to mind when you hear...
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Fairfield SWCD “Drive-Thru” Voting Event

Fairfield SWCD “Drive-Thru” Voting Event

Fairfield Features
Thursday, September 10th, 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm at Fairfield Agricultural Center This year the Fairfield SWCD is celebrating its 77th year, however,...
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Not All Plumbing is Inside: Understanding Field Tile Drainage

Not All Plumbing is Inside: Understanding Field Tile Drainage

Agriculture Fairfield Features
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Though often hidden behind a door, wall, or cupboard, we are all aware of our...
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‘Tis the Season for the Hover Fly

‘Tis the Season for the Hover Fly

Agriculture Fairfield Features Wildlife
by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Does the hover fly have you “hovering” near the brink of insanity every August? If...
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