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 …
Katura Wright with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida reminds producers that October 29th is the cutoff date to submit applications for several voluntary conservation programs including the Grassland Reserve Program. Download Audio
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
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
AUBURN, Ala. Sept. 14, 2010 – USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett today announced an initiative under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) designed to help agricultural producers control Palmer amaranth, a species of Pigweed.
Alabama NRCS State Forester, Tim Albritton, wants producers to be aware of the Alabama Treasure Forestry Associations Annual Meeting coming up this Friday and Saturday, September 17-18, 2010 in Troy, AL. Download Audio
The issue of invasive species is a very important one here in Florida and also one that the Natural Resources Conservation Service is helping producers fight through their efforts with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership. Download Audio
Alabama State Forester, Tim Albritton, says The Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering some training in the realm of Prescribed Burning Management Download Audio For more information visit the AL NRCS website or the Alabama Prescribed Fire Council.
Steve Musser with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama reminds producers about the Grassland Reserve Program which is desgined to preserve open grasslands both through rental contracts and permanent conservation easements. Download Audio
Jeff Danter, State Director of the Nature Conservancy in Florida, talks about how they partner with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in the state on various projects to help keep cattle ranches strong in Florida. Download Audio