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Every Acre Counts- Cover Crop Info

Every acre counts! Cover crops can improve soil health, build organic matter, help to suppress weeds and recycle nutrients, and more… 

Interest in cover crops and soil health is GROWING in Delaware! Did you know that in 2019, farmers planted more than 110,000 acres of cover crops? Delaware’s Conservation Districts are thankful for our farmers and their efforts to protect our natural resources while improving farm profitability.

Learn more about conservation technical assistance and cost-share programs available through your local Conservation District:


Here are several excellent resources on cover crops and improving your soil health:


DACD and Delaware’s Conservation Districts are proud to partner with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Delaware Department of Agriculture to offer technical and financial assistance to farmers and landowners seeking to adopt conservation practices.

 

Who We Are

About Delaware’s Conservation Districts

Delaware’s Conservation Districts are made up of cooperators that are landowners, rural and urban, who join together voluntarily within the district in planning for and controlling soil erosion, sedimentation, flooding, and managing animal wastes, fertilizers, and agricultural chemicals to protect farmland and water quality. Continue reading “Who We Are”

News

Call for entries in our 2019 poster contest… Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper!

Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it! Soil is the foundation for many of the items we use in our daily life, such as food, clothing, clean water, homes and more. Healthy soil equals healthy food, which equals a healthy you. Don’t treat your soil like dirt! The annual …

Governor’s 2019 Agricultural and Urban Conservation Award winners honored today

See the original story here. DOVER – The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village was the setting for today’s annual Governor’s Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards. Governor John Carney, along with DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Association of Conservation Districts President Edwin Alexander, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, led a ceremony recognizing …

Charter School of Wilmington wins championship in 2019 Delaware Envirothon

See the original story here. Charter School of Wilmington Team A is the winner of the 2019 Delaware Envirothon competition held April 11 at Delaware State University’s Outreach and Research Center near Smyrna. This is the school’s 20th win in the event’s 24-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002. Charter School of Wilmington …

Envirothon

The Delaware Envirothon provides students with an integrated approach to exploring five natural resource categories- aquatic ecology, forestry, soil/land use, wildlife & air quality. It tests their creativity, analytical thinking, and team-building skills in a competitive format. ENVIROTHON is a “day-in-the-field” where teams visit testing stations for problem solving opportunities. Continue reading “Envirothon”