Conservation Innovation Grant
Precision Nutrient Management Using a Systems Approach
The Purpose of the Grant is to:
Promote and Expand the Use of New Technologies and Proven Tools
Create a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Cost Sharing Program for Agriculture Producers in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties.
It includes several practices that occur throughout the growing season. Many are tied together which means that to be eligible for one practice, you may have to use another. For example to be eligible to plant fields in cover crops to sequester nutrients, a corn late nitrate stalk test must be taken. Another example is to qualify for the cost share on the split application of nitrogen on corn or wheat, a diagnostic test such as a tissue test, PSNT or chlorophyll meter test must be used to determine the amount of N that is required.
You can download an
which provides all the details of the program. While the first deadline is February 15th, sign up is continuous and applications will be reviewed and prioritized on a continuous basis. Presentations about the:
Cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay Written by Alana Hartman and presented by Craig Yohn) ( pdf of grants )
Details of this Grant ( pdf of slides )
The WV NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Standard (Presented by Tim Canfield) ( pdf of slides )
Programs Available Through the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District ( pdf of slides )
were made at public meetings on February 1st.
Best Management Practices Cost Share