Partnership project

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The Frederick Soil Conservation District in partnership with Ecotone, Inc. recently completed two tree planting projects that will serve a riparian buffers to improve water quality in the streams they buffer.  The project was grant funded and is the first to be completed by the partnership.  The partnership also has a stream restoration project in […]

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Frederick County Envirothon

Congratulations to Catoctin High School who finished first out of the 14 teams participating in the county Envirothon.  The Envirothon is sponsored by the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts aided by local sponsors New Market Lions, Burkittsville Ruritan, Wolfsville Ruritan, Jefferson Ruritan, Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Johnsville Ruritan, and South Mountain Creamery.  The winning team will […]

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Cover Crop Field Demo

University of MD Extension is holding a Cover Crop Field Day in cooperation with Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education is sponsoring a Field Demonstration at 3 locations throughout Maryland.  Delayed burn-down of cover crops and its effect on soil health is one of the topics to be covered.  The first field day is scheduled […]

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Scholarship application

The Frederick Soil Conservation District is accepting applications for the George Nicholson Memorial Scholarship.  One or more $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who are graduating high school or already attending a community college, four year college or university, vocational technical institute, or short course.  Course of study should be renewable natural resources, land […]

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Manure transport and injection apps

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Applications are now available for spring Manure Transport and Manure Injection cost share.  A 2017 Nutrient Management plan with manure recommendations is needed to apply for Manure Transport.  The spring Manure Incorporation program will only provide funding for Injection of liquid manure.  Incorporation by vertical tillage no longer qualifies for cost share.

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2016 Cooperator Banquet

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Cover crop extension

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MDA has announced an extension to the cover crop planting deadline and nutrient application. The extension is limited to wheat, rye, and triticale with limited planting methods.  The deadline for liquid manure application has also been extended.  Please read this link for complete details.

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Manure Injection Field Day

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Field day featuring innovations in minimum and not-till strategies of sub-surface manure injection.  Hosted by the Debaugh family near Boonsboro and presented through the cooperation of the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts, University of MD Extension, Sustainable Chesapeake, and Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources.  See flier for details. manure-injection-flier  

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Scholarship winners

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Cover Crop signup begins June 24

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The sign up period for the FY2017 Cover Crop program begins Friday, June 24 and runs through Friday, July 15.  Applicants should visit the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation District office to enroll acres planned for cover crop planting this fall.  Legumes and forage radishes will be allowed to be planted in a mix with […]

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