Plant Materials Workshop

Cindy Alabama, Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

Conservationists and plant materials specialists will be gathering next week in Dauphin Island Alabama for a Plant Materials workshop. Florida state conservationist Niles Glasgow with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is chairman of the national Plant Materials Advisory Committee and he explains the background of this important program. Find out more about the NRCS Plant Materials Program. Report (1:30 wma)

Poultry Litter Sampling

Cindy Alabama, Field Crops, Poultry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama says poultry litter can be a valuable resource when properly applied as a fertilizer to pasture, hay, small grains and row crops, but to effectively use poultry litter as a fertilizer, nutrient content of the litter must be determined. Report (1:30 wma)

Administration Conservation Recommendations

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns has introduced the legislative language for the administration’s 2007 Farm Bill proposal. Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Arlen Lancaster says conservation makes up one of the biggest parts of the proposal.

AL NRCS on WRP

Cindy Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind landowners about the Wetlands Reserve Program. Report (1:00 wma)