Per the Maryland Department of Agriculture – IF YOU SEE IT…STOMP IT!
Spotted lanternflies are being reported in a wide area across the state. These invasive pests feed on over 70 types of agricultural products and crops, making them a widespread danger to the agricultural industry. They are currently in their adult life stage. If you see one, stomp it, and report it to MDA online – Additional Information!
Cover Crop Program – Important Information and Dates to Remember!
General Permit for Construction Activity (GP-14…), commonly know as the NPDES or NOI Permit has been under review/revision for some time through the Maryland Department of the Environment. The final 20-CP Permit is expected to be issued the Summer of 2022; 20-CP replaces 14-GP.
For more information, click the following link:
REMEMBER! Participants of Maryland Agricultural Cost-Share (MACS) must certify the agricultural operation associated with the cost-share practice(s) is following a current Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). Click the link for the form required to be submitted to our office when applying: Certification Form
Women in Agriculture – Webinars the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month
(April 13 – December 14, 2022)
Backyard Flocks – (Sick Bird Reporting) – Avian Flu
Conservation Tillage and Soil Health –
New!! A short video highlighting conservation choices for Maryland farmers is now available in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s YouTube page. The video shows popular best management practices at work on Maryland farms to prevent soil erosion, build healthy soils, protect local streams, and help livestock and poultry producers manage mud and manure. Farmers who want to take advantage of free technical and financial assistance to install conservation practices on their farms, should contact our office at 301-797-6821, Ext. 3.
The Washington County Soil Conservation District
2020-2025 Strategic Plan – (Update/Progress)
Is your SOIL healthy?? See the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Website – Soil Health!!
The History of Soil Conservation Districts!
National Association of Soil Conservation Districts (NACD),
“Hall of Distinction“, names one of our own!
What are the legalities of Farmer saved seed?
Public Information Act (PIA)
For Inquiries/Requests, please submit to: Dee Price, CESSWI, CSI, District Manager