Author Archives: CFSCD

Manure injection unit available for purchase

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The Catoctin and Fredeick Soil Conservation Districts have a Veenhuis Model 3500 manure injection system available for purchase. This unit was used during a manure injection project in conjunction with MD DNR and Sustainable Chesapeake. The 4 year project ended in December of 2019 and the unit is being serviced to make it field ready […]

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Cover Crop spring reporting

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Due to the current conditions, we are adjusting our cover crop reporting for spring termination. Each cover crop participant has been assigned to a staff member. That person will be in contact with you informing you that you will be reporting all spring termination information to that staff member. They have spreadsheets available to email […]

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District Office update

The Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation District Office is open on an appointment basis. MDA and NRCS staff are currently teleworking and have access to email. They are not physically in the office for consultation. All construction checks are being done on projects currently under construction only. Engineers should check with the office prior to […]

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Scholarship application

The Frederick Soil Conservation District will award one or more scholarships of up to $1000 including the George A. Nicholson Memorial Scholarship. Click here to download the application. Applications are due to the district office by April 15.

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Cover crop termination begins March 1

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Termination/killdown of cover crop planted for the MACS cover crop program may begin March 1. If you are selecting the Delayed Termination option for any of your cover crop acres, you must report those acres to the Soil Conservation District office by April 15 so the district can verify the status of the cover crop. Fertilizer […]

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Cover cropping at the next level

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Join the Catoctin & Frederick Soil Conservation Districts in conjunction with the Frederick County Farm Bureau on February 5, 2020 at the Great Frederick Fair Grounds, Building 9 for our workshop, Cover Cropping 2.0. Learn about the innovations of advanced cover cropping from the pioneer himself, Steve Groff – who has been “The Trusted Voice […]

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Frederick SCD celebrates 75 years and recognizes cooperators

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The Frederick and Catoctin Soil Conservation Districts held a joint Cooperator Banquet to recognize outstanding cooperators in each district and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Frederick district in 1944. There were 207 in attendance representing both districts including district staff and invited guests, the largest attendance in many years. Each […]

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Cover Crop deadlines

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The deadline for planting cover crop for this fall’s cover crop program is November 5. The deadline to report your cover crop planting is November 13.  Please bring your FSA maps, signed seed tags showing germination % and test date when you come in to report. We suggest making an appointment to help avoid any extended waits. […]

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Cover Crop dates

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October 7 – Deadline for aerial seeding all species except forage radishes and oats (October 1) October 9 – Deadline for reporting cover crop planted prior to October 1 (Tier 1) to qualify for early planting incentive. October 15 – Deadline for Tier 2 early planting to receive incentive payment. Deadline for planting barley and […]

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MDA Ag Strategic Planning

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Maryland Department of Agriculture is hosting strategic planning sessions for agriculture during the month of September. The sessions are open to the general public and farmers, watermen, and ag leaders are encouraged to attend as we put together a strategic plan for all of Maryland agriculture. Click on the link for locations, dates, and times. […]

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