The Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest from Soil and Water Conservation Districts to manage a multi-species cover crop demonstration and host a field day during the 2017 planting season.
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 = $281,000 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.
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.