AL Controlling Invasive Species

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Certain weeds are a problem, but USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has information to help landowners tackle invasive species.  Report (1:00 mp3)

New NRCS Campaign

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Service rolled out a new campaign this week called Conservation, Our Purpose – Our Passion. Report (1:00 mp3) Report (1:00 mp3) The campaign kicked off Tuesday at the National Association of Conservation Districts’ annual conference in Reno with a video highlighting eight landowners for their conservation commitment, including the Gwinn Brothers operation in Suwanee county, …

Plasticulture Helpful for Small Growers

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is encouraging small acreage producers to use plasticulture for specialty crop production and even has funding available to help make that happen. Report (1:00 mp3)

Prepare Waste Management Now

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Spring is just around the corner and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama environmental engineer Bill Prices says now is a good time for producers to start preparing nutrient management plans for the year. Report (1:00 mp3)

Deer Composters Make Fertilizer

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida is helping to promote a project that allows deer hunters to use the leftovers from their hunting successes to make fertilizer. They are encouraging hunting camps, landowners and even meat processors to install deer composters, like the one in the picture. More information can be obtained about the composters anywhere in the state …

Alabama NRCS Encourages WRP

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is encouraging growers to take a look at enrolling land in the Wetlands Reserve Program this year. Report (1:00 mp3)

Web Soil Survey Benefits Landowners

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has been the lead agency in completing a national soil mapping effort that Florida landowners can utilize by going to the on-line Web Soil Survey. Report (1:30 mp3) And that mapping process is currently underway at one of the nation’s largest ranches, Deseret Ranch.  Report (1:00 mp3)

Conservation Tillage Workshops Held

Cindy Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Workshops were held this week for Alabama and Florida farmers wanting to learn more about conservation tillage methods from other farmers and researchers. Randall Weiseman talked with Agronomist Ben Moore with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. Report (1:30 mp3) FEBRUARY 4TH IS THE DEADLINE – HAVE YOU RETURNED YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE YET? University of Florida extension agronomist David Wright …