The hot summer sun is beating down, water is off the site, and mud flats are greening with germinating moist-soil vegetation. What now?  USDA-NRCS Wildlife Biologist Kevin Nelms walks through part-art-part-science solutions for producing desired moist-soil management results. What are suggested management practices for controlling undesirable plants? What early successional management practices set the stage for upcoming growing seasons? How can we kill 2 birds with one stone by combining the two? What’s Nelms’s rule-of-thumb for fall discing? What’s a waterfowl wetland complex? Why’s it important to know your property’s key habitat offerings relative to properties within a 12-mile radius? When and how best to flood waterfowl impoundments? What about hunting pressure?

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