The purpose of the program is to promote and refine the use of multi-species cover crops in North Carolina, supporting the national Soil Health Initiative.
Demonstration sites are being established to show producers that a diverse mixture of cover crop species can be planted in a timely manner, allowed to grow and accumulate biomass and nitrogen, and be terminated without tillage.
Investments to date = $236,000 plus in-kind services!
The Foundation is partnering with the following Districts on the project in 2017;
More project results will be posted at a later date.
Field Date Events - Check back for additional events in fall 2017. If you would like to receive email announcements send a request to email@example.com.
July 28 - New River (Ashe Co.) Soil Health Workshop, 9AM to 3PM at Ashe County Agriculture Building, 134 Government Circle, Jefferson NC 28640. Funding provided by the NC Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Click here for the workshop flier. A meal is provided so registration is encouraged, contact New River District at 336-846-5258. Click here for the tentative Agenda.
August 11 - Deadline for NC Soil and Water Conservation Districts to submit a request to participate in the Multi-Species Cover Crop initiative. Click here to access the guidance document. If you are a producer and would like to host a demonstration plot please contact your local District.
August 16 - Stanly District Soil Health Workshop, 8AM to 11AM at Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle NC 28001. Funding is provided by Cotton Incorporated. A workshop flier is available by clicking here. A meal is provided so registration is encouraged, contact the Stanly District at 704-986-3059, or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to register.