The Wayne Conservation District has decided to expand their cover crop incentive program. The goal is to promote the Best Management Practice (BMP) of Cover Crops. The funding is available to active farmers only. Producers will be reimbursed for up to 5 acres at $80 per acre, up to a maximum of $400.
Cover crops are excellent at improving soil health, protecting soil loss from erosion, and nutrient scavengers. Fields producing an annual crop (one that leaves the soil open) would qualify for cover crop seed reimbursement, i.e. corn, soybean, or a commercial vegetable garden. The seed must be planted in such a manner to minimize soil disturbance, such as no-till. Tilling and/or discing fields to plant the cover crop will not be reimbursable; the District has a No-Till seeder available for rental. There are no restrictions for the use of the crop the following year. Cover crops must be planted timely to insure vegetative growth before winter conditions.
The deadline to apply is October 31, 2015. Funding is limited. Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis. You must pre-register. Call to schedule an on-site registration or apply in person at the District located at 648 Park Street Complex, Honesdale. Contact us at 570-253-0930. Check out our Website (www.wayneconservation.org) and our Facebook page too!
If you live in Wayne County or the surrounding area and raise livestock please take a few minutes and complete this important survey.
Help us plan for the future of Wayne County’s Livestock industry. Take some time to complete this online survey by going to the link below. Your input is important to us and is valuable. If you have any questions please contact Bob Muller, Wayne Conservation District at 570-253-0930 or email email@example.com.
Wayne Tomorrow Agriculture Committee
The Wayne Conservation District Board approved a change to the Districts’ review fees for the Erosion and Sediment Control program. The only category with a change is the commercial sites. After review the costs in time for reviews it was determined that the costs were not being met on commercial sites only. The result is an increase in the charges for reviews that fit this category.
For a copy of the fee schedule click the link below.