Sussex County cover crop program to accept applications

Delaware State News
Posted 6/9/22

GEORGETOWN — Applications for the Sussex Conservation District’s cover crop cost-share program will be accepted Monday through July 29.

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Sussex County cover crop program to accept applications

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GEORGETOWN — Applications for the Sussex Conservation District’s cover crop cost-share program will be accepted Monday through July 29.

The initiative provides farmers with up to $75,000 in assistance to offset costs associated with planting cover crops, which recycle nutrients, build organic matter, provide weed suppression and improve water quality.

SCD offers a variety of cover crops, and mixes are encouraged. The cost-share rate for cover crops planted by Oct. 1 is $60 per acre and $50 for those planted by Nov. 15.

Fields must be in Sussex County. Early establishment is encouraged to take advantage of the higher funding rate.

For information, call 302-856-3990, ext. 3, email bobbi.heck@de.nacdnet.net or visit here.