Posted on March 24, 2017 by rhallberg
What will you learn?
Participants will learn about techniques used in high tunnel cropping systems to address issues with salinity, nutrient management, and pest management. Learn more…
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Posted on March 16, 2017 by rhallberg
What will you learn?
Participants will learn about the efficacy and nontarget effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments and management practices that should be considered to minimize adverse impacts on pollinators and other nontarget organisms. Learn more…
Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology
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Posted on May 4, 2015 by rhallberg
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
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Posted on December 10, 2013 by rhallberg
Enrollment is currently underway for the NRCS EQIP Organic Initiative (OI). Organic producers who are interested in cost-share assistance for implementing conservation practices to enhance environmental and natural resource quality on their farms should contact their local NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) office to submit an application. Although applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, they are only reviewed during specific application or “batching” periods (dates represent deadlines).
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Posted on October 5, 2012 by rhallberg
Ensuring the monarch butterfly’s survival by saving its milkweed habitat could result from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies initially intended to improve detection of boll weevils with pheromone traps.
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