Manure application announcement

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Please click on the link below for an MDA announcement regarding manure application. Manure application announcement

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2018 Cooperator banquet

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The Frederick Soil Conservation District held its annual Cooperators banquet on November 8 at the New Midway Fire Hall where the 2018 award winners were recognized and a summary of the year’s activities was presented. The Lambert Family, (Ester and sons Charlie and Donnie) were selected as the Cooperator of the Year for 2018 for […]

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Cover Crop planting extension

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MDA has announced an extension to the planting deadline for the MACS cover crop program to November 12.  The extension is limited to wheat, rye, and triticale planted using the following methods:  no-till, conventional, and broadcast with light, minimum, or vertical tillage.  Planting dates must be certified within one week of planting and no later […]

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Cover Crop Aerial Seeding extended

MDA has announced that the aerial seeding deadline for rye, wheat, barley, and triticale has been extended until October 14 due to weather conditions that made flying unsafe.  Reporting must be done within one week of  planting.  Please check the link for details. Cover crop aerial extension

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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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