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Conservation Notes is the NRCS-Michigan bimonthly newsletter highlighting conservation opportunities, events, and success stories.
Warm-season grasses can provide valuable forage and cover. A study to evaluate establishment of native warm-season grasses seeded in spring, summer and as a dormant seeding in tilled and no-tilled seedbeds was conducted at the Bismarck Plant Materials Center. Spring seeding was most successful.
Cereal rye continues to be a crucial cover crop for scavenging nitrogen, reducing soil erosion, adding biomass to the system, and suppressing weeds. The Manhattan Plant Materials Center is exploring new, innovative ways to use cereal rye to maximize conservation benefits.
The residents of Society Hill, SC are reaping the benefits from a $10,000 sub award as a part of a cooperative agreement between Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Community Resource Connection Inc.
Applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for producers in Michigan must be submitted by Nov. 17, 2023, for the current round of funding. Additional selection dates may be announced if remaining funds are available.
Georgia NRCS is utilizing Inflation Reduction Act funds to bolster Farm Bill assistance for farmers, ranchers and landowners who want to further their conservation efforts.
For over 30 years, Gary and Penny Shackelford have been compiling a personalized “cookbook” of conservation practices with help from the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in hopes to pass their not-so-secret recipes for conservation on to the future stewards of the land.
NRCS Oklahoma Announces First FY2024 Application Batching Date for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)