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2015 / 2016 Cover Crop Highlights

With the 2015/2016 Cover Crop fall certification in the books, the Talbot Soil Conservation District is pleased to announce that Talbot County farmers planted over 51,423 acres of cover crops. Overall Talbot farmers had a 80% implementation rate of what acres were signed up in the summer. There were a total of 90 farmers that participated in the traditional and harvest programs.

If you are participating in the commodity Cover Crop program please remember that you cannot add any organic sources of nitrogen before March 1st.

Kill down date is March 1st, 2016 for the state program. Within two weeks of the suppression of the Cover Crop, please certify with the Talbot SCD to determine the final cost-share payment.
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Now Accepting Applications for RCPP Program

Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and the Delmarva Conservation Partnership, NRCS will provide new funding to landowners in focus watersheds on the Delmarva Peninsula. Application deadline is March 18, 2016. To learn more about the program, download the flyer or visit Chesapeake 4R Alliance facebook page.

Cost-Share Programs

Have erosion issues in your field? Interested in restoring wildlife habitat? Learn about the many cost-share programs available to help you solve your problem.
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Is Your Conservation Plan Out of Date?

Did you know that a Soil & Water Quality Conservation Plan are current for only ten years? If you know your plan is out of date and would like to request an update, please contact one of the planners.

Call Before You Cut Program

Thinking About a Timber Sale? Now You Can Call Before You Cut. The “Call Before You Cut” program offers professional assistance to landowners considering timber sales. Landowners can receive complimentary information by visiting the website www.callb4ucut.com, and click on the state of Maryland. You can then “Request Info,” or by call 301-432-2767, extension 315.
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