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 = $424,000 plus in-kind services!
The Foundation is partnering with the following Districts on the project in 2018/19;
More project results will be posted at a later date.
Field Date Events
March 13 Brunswick District's Cover Crop Workshop click here for flier
Event to be held March 13 fromt 9AM to 1PM at Grissettown Longwood Fire Department, 785 Longwood Rd, Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469. Includes speakers on soil erosion, controling weeds, field tour and lunch. Sponsors include Southern SARE and USDA. No cost but registration requested at 910.253.2830.
March 15 Duplin Conservation District's Cover Crop Workshop - click here for flier
Event to be held March 15 from 9AM to 1PM at Sarecta Volunteer Fire Department at 1142 Sarecta Road, Kenansville NC 28349. Includes soil health speakers, field tour, and lunch. Sponsors include Southern SARE, NC State, USDA, and Duplin County. No cost but registration requested, call 910.335.3124.
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April 4, 2019 Henderson Conservation District's Soil Health Field Day
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