WALPOLE, N.H. — Are you a producer considering implementing integrated pest management practices on your farm? Have you considered installing an on-farm weather station for increased accessibility to detailed weather data and pest/disease modeling tools? How about exclusion netting for spotted wing drosophila?
The New Hampshire Conservation Districts in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension and the Xerces Society are offering a cost share program to implement these practices! Contact your local Conservation District by March 1, 2021 to take advantage of this opportunity!
Farmers will have the opportunity purchase and install SWD exclusion netting and/or weather stations linked to the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) and receive technical assistance for the installation and utilization of the equipment. Grant funding will pay 75% of the cost of equipment and the farmer will be responsible for 25%. Applications are due by March 1, 2021.
For more information or to learn how to apply, visit www.cheshireconservation.org/
Quick Contacts: Cheshire County: amanda@
This funding opportunity is provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant, and The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program through the purchase of Conservation License Plates, known as “Moose Plates”.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole, NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or email at amanda@cheshireconservation.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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