Alabama’s Precision Farming Incentive Cut-Off Date February 13

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Field Crops, USDA-NRCS

The Alabama Natural Resource Conservation Service has announced sign-up for the new Precision Farming Incentive. This is a continuous sign-up with a batching date of February 13, 2009.

The Precision Farming Incentive is designed to encourage the adoption of variable-rate application of nutrients and pesticides and promote the use of GPS-enabled precision agricultural technology and equipment. The goals of the Precision Farming Incentive include improving water quality by targeting areas for reduced nutrient and pesticide application, reducing runoff and leaching of pesticides, enhancing soil quality through reduced erosion and soil compaction and energy conservation through accurate and efficient application of crop inputs.

Cropland producing annually planted crops in the following counties is eligible for 2009: Baldwin, Barbour, Cherokee, Coffee, Colbert, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Mobile, Monroe, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Madison.

Eligibility requirements are available on the Alabama NRCS Website.