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Cover Crop planting extension

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MDA has announced an extension of the planting deadline for the Cover Crop program.  The last date to plant is November 12.  Only wheat, rye, triticale, and speltz are eligible species and the only planting methods are no-till, conventional, broadcast-light tillage, and vertical tillage.  The last reporting date is also extended until November 19.

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Cover crop reporting

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The cover crop planting period has 3 weeks remaining.  If you have already planted cover crop in prior to the first planting tier, you should report that to your cover crop staff member.  If you are not sure who that is, contact the district office and we’ll provide the contact information.  You will need to […]

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Cover crop planting period begins

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August 15 begins the planting window for the MACS cover crop program.  Approval letters are being sent out to applicants as they are reviewed by the MACS Office.  If you are aerial seeding, remember to get your applicator to sign and date the FSA maps for any fields that are aerial seeded.

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Cover crop application and instructions

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The MACS Cover Crop program is now accepting applications.  You may drop off completed applications at the district office of mail them to us.  They must be postmarked by July 17 to be accepted.  If you are new to the program or did not receive an application in the mail, use the links below to download […]

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FY21 Cover Crop information

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Signup for the FY21 MACS Cover Crop program will begin on July 1 and run through July 17. This year it will be a mail in program to help limit potential exposure of staff and applicants to the coronavirus. If you were a participant in the FY20 program, you will receive an application in the […]

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Cover crop deadline

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June 3 is the last day to terminate and report cover crop for the FY20 cover crop program. Contact the district staff member assigned to you if you haven’t already done so to report date and termination method.

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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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