Author Archives: CFSCD

Low germ seed for cover crop

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The MACS cover crop program has announced it will allow low germination and diseased seed that was saved for planting to be used for fall planting.  Seeding rates for seed less than 65% germination are included in the cover crop agreement.  For seed lower than 65% germination, contact the district office for seeding rate.  THE […]

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Catoctin SCD award recipients

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The Catoctin SCD board recognized OCS Dairy, Little Creek Farm, LLC, and Joe Mangiafico, Jr. as award recipients at their August board meeting and awards luncheon.  OCS Dairy, the O. Clayton Smith family was recognized as Cooperator of the Year for 2018.  The installed over 14 acres of CREP plantings along with exclusionary fencing and […]

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More MASCD photos

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More photos from the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts summer meeting awards banquet.  Top photo: Carole Doody and Carissa Doody Adams receiving the Outstanding Cooperator Award for 2018 presented to Tulip Pond Farm from MASCD president Charles Rice.  Bottom photo: Frederick SCD board members receiving the District Attendance Award for 2018 from MASCD President […]

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State awards for Frederick SCD

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                Frederick SCD congratulates Dave and Carole Doody and family on being selected 2018 Outstanding Cooperator by the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts.  They received their award at the MASCD Summer Meeting held in Cambridge, MD at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake.  Pictured are Carole Doody and Carissa […]

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Catoctin supervisor vacancy

The Catoctin Soil Conservation District is accepting applications for an appointment to the Catoctin District board of supervisors by the Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee.  Interested persons must be residents of the Catoctin Soil Conservation District (roughly west of the Catoctin mountains to the Washington County line).  Applicants should have an interest in agriculture and/or […]

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FY19 Cover Crop signup begins June 21

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The district office is now accepting applications for the FY19 cover crop program.  Application will be accepted from June 21 through July 17.  We encourage applicants to make an appointment to minimize the wait time during the application period.  Each applicant will have to provide a Nutrient Management certification form signed by their consultant that […]

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Cover Crop kill down period extended

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Due to recent weather conditions, the deadline for kill down of cover crop has been extended until June 15 with the reporting deadline now June 22.  Please note that if you fall certified any cover crop acres, you must report the kill down method or harvest of those acres during this time.   You are encouraged […]

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2018 Envirothon results

The 2018 Frederick  County Envirothon was held on Tuesday, April 24 at Cunningham Falls State Park with 13 teams participating representing 7 Frederick County high schools.  The winning team hailed from Catoctin High School and finished first in each of the five categories of the contest as well in their decisive victory over the second […]

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The districts received an email from an elementary school environmental science teacher whose class discovered our website through a web search.  They found great information for children about conservation and wanted to return the favor by recommending a link for us to put on our web page.  That link is below and also on our […]

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Cover Crop kill down reporting

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The reporting period for spring cover crop kill down began March 1 and runs through June 1.  Participants in the cover crop program will need to report the kill down methods and dates to the district office for all fall certified cover corp acres.  Making an appointment at the district office to report is preferred.  […]

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