WALPOLE, N.H. — The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD), in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has funding to provide local farmers and growers with tarping resources in exchange for some brief data collection and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
The use of 5-mil black silage tarps is gaining popularity with growers as a chemical-free way to prepare seedbeds and terminate cover crops. More information is needed to provide specific recommendations to growers about: 1) the length of time tarps need to be in place, 2) how tarps work in different seasons, and 3) how tarps are best used, specifically getting them in-place and holding them down.
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. If you are interested in working with the CCCD and USDA NRCS on this opportunity, please complete the online interest form at https://tinyurl.com/r9ewkydv. Additional details regarding logistics and guidelines for participation can also be found at this link.
After applying, the CCCD will be in touch with you for next steps on how to move forward by the first week of April. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Amanda Littleton at 401-578-1608 or amanda@cheshireconservation.
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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