Announcements / Progress

UVM Extension’s Developing Functional Nutrient Management Plans with Improved ‘goCrop’ Software

UVM Extension is using enhanced goCrop software to help agricultural producers in Vermont meet regulations and improve crop and environmental quality. In collaboration with the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts and with support from an Ecosystem Restoration Grant, UVM Extension held a nutrient management planning course for farmers, with weekly classes over six weeks last … Continue reading

Agronomy and Conservation Assistance in Vermont Watersheds
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Agronomy and Conservation Assistance in Vermont Watersheds

The University of Vermont Extension System (UVM-EXT) recently completed its participation with phase 2 of the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP).   The program’s focus remained concentrated on nutrient management planning and implementation of farm practices to reduce the loss of soil and nutrients. The UVM-EXT ACAP agronomists worked directly with farmers, focusing on small … Continue reading

Composting Horse Manure to Protect Water Quality
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Composting Horse Manure to Protect Water Quality

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) received an Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) Grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to develop and pilot a horse manure composting program. WNRCD worked with horse owners in its district area (Chittenden County, Washington County and the towns of Orange, Williamstown, and Washington) to improve water quality … Continue reading

Conservation Assistance Provided to Local Agricultural Operators
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Conservation Assistance Provided to Local Agricultural Operators

The Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District recently completed its participation with phase 2 of the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP). The ACAP agronomist worked directly with farmers, focusing on small non-regulated farms, to increase implementation of water quality improvement practices and improve understanding and management around agricultural water quality issues. The focus remained … Continue reading

Announcements / Progress

Project helps agricultural landowners in St. Albans Bay watershed

DEC awarded Ecosystem Restoration Program grant funds in 2014 to UVM Extension System to focus on working with owners of agricultural land within the Jewett Brook and Lower Stevens Brook subwatersheds of the larger St. Albans Bay watershed. These are two of the highest phosphorus loading waterways into Lake Champlain. These subwatersheds contain approximately 4,340 … Continue reading

Improving Agricultural Nutrient Management in a Portion of Western Addison County
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Improving Agricultural Nutrient Management in a Portion of Western Addison County

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) along with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) have a keen interest in reducing surface runoff from land surfaces and with improved land management activities throughout the State of Vermont. One goal is to control or reduce sediment and nutrient contributions to surface waters with … Continue reading