Efforts to Eradicate Invasive that is Harmful to Forest Landowners

Randall Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

A growing problem that started in south Florida and is rapidly spreading northward is the invasive plant known as the old world climbing fern. Bryan Nelson with the Southwest Florida Water Management District says the vine significantly impacts the natural fire control in forest areas which is why the Florida Natural Resources Conservation Service and other state agencies are part …

AL NRCS Launches Pigweed Initiative

Randall Alabama, Cotton, USDA-NRCS

As Palmer amaranth has now moved into Alabama, John Curtis, Alabama NRCS Resource Conservationist, says they have allocated special funds to target the glyphosate resistant pest in five Alabama counties: Barbour, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, and Russell. Download Audio

Batching Deadlines Set for Several FL NRCS Conservation Programs

Randall Field Crops, Florida, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

Florida’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has set a cutoff date of October 29, 2010, to submit applications for several voluntary conservation programs. Conservation Program Specialist, Katura Wright, says these include the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, the Wetlands Reserve Program, the Grassland Reserve Program, the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Download Audio