Madison, Wis. – March 14, 2018 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Soil Health Initiative to maximize soil health benefits on farming operations. Applications are due to local USDA Service Centers by May 18, 2018. Read more
Discovery Farms is hosting three meetings this month to educate attendees on nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), soil health and water quality. The first meeting will be held March 20th in Baldwin, WI and will discuss how NUE data can evaluate the environmental and economic efficiency of corn production. On March 21st, the second meeting will be held in Cashton, WI and will provide information on the latest data on soil health. The last meeting will take place March 22nd in Jefferson, WI and will detail surface runoff monitoring results. RSVP by tomorrow, March 15th! For more information, click here!
Register for the NRCS’ webinar on “Managing Cover Crops and No-Till to Reduce Pest Problems” airing Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will focus on assisting producers and conservationists to determine what can be done to manage the habitat of potential pests such as voles and slugs. Tactics such as timing of cover crop termination, use of “rotary hoes”, and other simple methods will be explored. For more information, click here!
Register for the Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference in Stevens Point taking place February 27th! Registration is open until February 20th and seats are going fast, so don’t miss your chance! Speakers will go over topics such as cover crops for livestock or grain systems, risk management and soil health economics, cover crop basics and advanced cover cropping. Learn more and register here!